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1800750072
Book:The high house; Jessie Greengrass:2021 Book The high house; Jessie Greengrass
The high house; Jessie Greengrass
Author: Greengrass, Jessie
Year: 2021
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: F
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Swift Press, 2021
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781800750074
Notes:
Francesca is Caro's stepmother, and Pauly's mother. A scientist, she can see what is going to happen. The high house was once her holiday home; now looked after by locals Grandy and Sally, she has turned it into an ark, for when the time comes. The mill powers the generator; the orchard is carefully pruned; the greenhouse has all its glass intact. Almost a family, but not quite, they plant, store seed, and watch the weather carefully. A stunning novel of the extraordinary and the everyday, 'The High House' explores how we get used to change that once seemed unthinkable, how we place the needs of our families against the needs of others - and it asks us who, if we had to, we would save.
Extent: 288 pages, 22 cm, hbk
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Physical or Electronic: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2018 In 'Sight' a woman recounts her progress to motherhood, while remembering the death of her own mother, and the childhood summers she spent with her psychoanalyst grandmother. Woven among these personal recollections are significant events in medical history: Wilhelm Rontgen's discovery of the X-ray and his production of an image of his wife's hand; Sigmund Freud's development of psychoanalysis and the work that he did with his daughter, Anna; John Hunter's attempts to set surgery on a scientific footing and his work, as a collaborator with his brother William and the artist Jan van Rymsdyk, on the anatomy of pregnant bodies. What emerges is the realisation that while the search for understanding might not lead us to an absolute truth, it is an end in itself.
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