A Whistling Woman (The Frederica Quartet, Book 4) by A. S. Byatt

By A. S. Byatt

A Whistling Womanportrays the antic, exciting, and hazardous interval of the overdue ‘60s as noticeable throughout the eyes of a girl whose lifestyles is eternally replaced through her times.

Frederica Potter, a sensible, lively 33-year-old unmarried mom, lucks right into a task internet hosting a groundbreaking tv speak exhibit dependent in London. in the meantime, in her local Yorkshire the place her lover is inquisitive about educational learn, the college is making plans a prestigious convention on physique and brain, and a bunch of scholars and agitators is setting up an “anti-university.” And within reach a healing group is starting to take the form of a spiritual cult lower than the effect of its charismatic non secular leader.

A Whistling girl is an excellent and thought-provoking meditation on psychology, technological know-how, faith, ethics, and radicalism, and their results on traditional lives.

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