Author(s): Madeleine St John
Alex and Andrew are friends. And Barbara...Barbara is a goddess. Here is the eternal triangle, the story of three people in an unhappy tangle of emotions, none able to articulate the precise quality of their longing and dissatisfaction.Are any of them truly interested in reaching the 'paradise' they claim to be seeking, or are they actually trying to avoid it?In St. John's hands, what is commonplace is transformed and transcendent. This is the work of an extraordinary writer.
Madeleine St John is the author of The Women in Black, A Pure Clear Light, The Essence of the Thing (which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize), and A Stairway to Paradise. She died in 2006.