The Hearing Trumpet

The Hearing Trumpet

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The Hearing Trumpet is the story of 92-year-old Marian Leatherby, who is given the gift of a hearing trumpet only to discover that what her family is saying is that she is to be committed to an institution. But this is an institution where the buildings are shaped like birthday cakes and igloos, where the Winking Abbess and the Queen Bee reign, and where the gateway to the underworld is open. It is also the scene of a mysterious murder. Occult twin to Alice in Wonderland, The Hearing Trumpet is a classic of fantastic literature that has been translated and celebrated throughout the world.
Publisher: New York, NY : New York Review of Books, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©1976
ISBN: 9781681374642
Branch Call Number: FICTION CARRI...L
Characteristics: 210 pages ; 21 cm


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May 06, 2015

This novel was written by Surrealist painter Leonora Carrington, who fled to Mexico during World War II after a traumatically truncated love affair with Max Ernst. It features the bizarre adventures of a very old woman who is "put away" by her family into a very odd institution, werewolves, poisoned fudge, catastrophic climate change, and perhaps the greatest fortune cookie message ever: "Help! I am prisoner in the tower!" Highly entertaining if you enjoy Surrealism and can tolerate mysticism and non-sequitur.


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