Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Rec. #247 (abbrev.): The Witch of Exmoor
What: Gothic soap opera/novel of ideas by Margaret Drabble, missing eccentric matriarch, rundown seaside retreat, three middle-aged children, an enviable estate, at work on memoirs, social justice, dinner-party game, political ideology, satire, privilege, thriller, high comedy, low tragedy
Opening lines: "Begin on a midsummer evening. Let them have everything that is pleasant."
Representative quote: "He bites his nails between grapes, and avoids eye contact. A mother --- but perhaps not his --- would note that he is too thin."
How to get it: Buyable, borrowable, Kindle-able
Connection to previous Wreckage: Part of Personal Wreck #4