Curator Reviews

Penny Arcade

I discovered Jean Rhys thru Jon an anarchist bookseller in London in 2012 who runs a book barge Word On The Water. He approached me with this book of short stories. Written mainly in the late 20's and 30's. Rhys's voice is utterly contemporary. She writes from her own life with an unsparing eye capturing the essence of outsider women left to their own devices, caught up in bad relationships, and loneliness in rented rooms and café's in London and Paris.

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