Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice
Wydawnictwo: Vintage Books
NIGHTINGALE'S EYE, this new collection deals with betrayal and loyalty,
quests and longings, loneliness and passion - the mysterious absences at
the heart of hte fullest lives. A scholar pursues an elusive biographer,
stumbling upon buried fragments of distant lives; a woman walks out of her
previous existence and encounters an ice- blond stranger from a secretive
world; a schoolgirl draws a blood- filled picture of jael; a swimming pool
reveals a beauteous monster inits depths. The settings range from the heart
of Provence in summer to the cold forests of Scandinavia, form chalk-strewn
classrooms to herbscented hillsides, from suburban streets to rocky wilds.
a marvellous present for all A.S.Byatt fans, this magical collection is
also the perfect introduction to one of our finest contemporary writers.