Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Persephone Update 3
Just another quick link, this time to a review by Fleur Fisher that I missed from yesterday. This one is about Hetty Dorval by Ethel Wilson, a Persephone that seems to be less well-known and I knew very little about it before now. One of the things that excites me about Persephone Reading Week is reading about those Persephones that I have yet to read and ones that have missed my radar; Hetty Dorval is one of those and now I am coveting it.
Apparently Ethel Wilson is "one of Canada's most distinguished novelists, on a par with Alice Munro, Carol Shields and Margaret Atwood" (Amazon) and Hetty Dorval is a coming-of-age novella about Frankie who encounters the unconventional Hetty Dorval.