A Whistling Woman

A Whistling Woman by A. S. Byatt 0679776907 9780679776901
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A Whistling Womanportrays the antic, thrilling, and dangerous period of the late 60s as seen through the eyes of a woman whose life is forever changed by her times. Frederica Potter, a smart, spirited 33-year-old single mother, lucks into a job hosting a groundbreaking television talk show based in London. Meanwhile, in her native Yorkshire where her lover is involved in academic research, the university is planning a prestigious conference on body and mind, and a group of students and agitators is establishing an anti-university. And nearby a therapeutic community is beginning to take the shape of a religious cult under the influence of its charismatic religious leader. A Whistling Womanis a brilliant and thought-provoking meditation on psychology, science, religion, ethics, and radicalism, and their effects on ordinary lives.

Author: A. S. Byatt

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 448

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 2004-04-13


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