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The Lost Father
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  • Published: 1 May 1998
  • ISBN: 9780099767411
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99
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'An idiosyncratic and haunting novel: lush, slow-paced, sensual, metaphorical and, at the same time, anxiously worrying over the demands of kinship and the trail of history. . . this is a cultural historian's novel and the scholarly curiosity that went into Marina Warner's fine books on female myths and iconography makes here for a devotedly careful recreation' Hermione Lee, OBSERVER 'THE LOST FATHER has all the pleasures of a literary crossword puzzle, combined with a brilliantly realised women's world of snail hunting and water carrying, of the terrors of the PASSEGIATA and of old maidhood. It is Warner's best novel so far. . . ' Lorraine Fletcher, GUARDIAN

  • Pub date: 1 May 1998
  • ISBN: 9780099767411
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Marina Warner

Marina Warner spent her early years in Cairo, and was educated at a convent in Berkshire, and then in Brussels and London, before studying modern languages at Oxford. She is an internationally acclaimed cultural historian, critic, novelist and short story writer. Her non-fiction works include The Beast to the Blonde, No Go the Bogeyman, Fantastic Metamorphoses and Stranger Magic, while her fiction includes the novels The Lost Father (shortlisted for the Booker Prize), Indigo and The Leto Bundle, and short story collections including Murderers I Have Known. She lectures widely in Europe, the United States and the Middle East and was appointed CBE in 2008.

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