Indecent Exposure: A Novel - Evelyn BerckmanHamish Hamilton, 1975, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “Those voices! All talking and talking to me. And mixed up with them, in the strangest way, was this… this arithmetic. Numbers, adding and subtracting themselves. As if a partition had given way somewhere’. Mrs Valeria Tor’s mind was deeply disturbed, perhaps bordering on insanity, and yet most of the time she appeared perfectly sane and lucid. But then a curtain seemed to descend, and her entire personality altered. Her son Hugh told his mother’s latest companion, Jacintha Cory, that she merely needed taking out of herself. But how could Jacintha explain Mrs Tor’s suicidal tendencies? And why did she always suffer a relapse after encountering certain gypsies who must have been living in the neighbourhood? What part did Miss Pargill play, that curious woman lurking upstairs? But above all, for Jacintha, the crucial question was: should she trust Hugh or should she trust the solicitor, John Dennison? Before she discovered the answer, she was to experience a period of sheer terror — and was to be reminded of a strange and distasteful encounter with a student of Schumann’s easier piano pieces, whose behaviour belied his respectable exterior.
Size: 8" x 5¼"
Number of Pages: 231
Cover Art By: Michael Foreman