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Indelicacy / Amina Cain.

Indelicacy / Amina Cain.
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ISBN 9781922268518 (paperback)
Author Cain, Amina author.
Title Indelicacy / Amina Cain.
Publisher/Date Melbourne, Victoria : Text Publishing, [2020]
Pagination etc. 161 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary Note In 'a strangely ageless world somewhere between Emily Dickinson and David Lynch' (Blake Butler), a cleaning woman at a museum of art nurtures aspirations to do more than simply dust the paintings around her. She dreams of having the liberty to explore them in writing, and so must find a way to win herself the time and security to use her mind. She escapes her lot by marrying a rich man, but having gained a husband, a house, high society and a maid, she finds that her new life of privilege is no less constrained. Not only has she taken up different forms of time-consuming labour-social and erotic-but she is now, however passively, forcing other women to clean up after her. Perhaps another and more drastic solution is necessary? Reminiscent of a lost Victorian classic in miniature, yet taking equal inspiration from such modern authors as Jean Rhys, Octavia Butler, Clarice Lispector and Jean Genet, Amina Cain's Indelicacy is at once a ghost story without a ghost, a fable without a moral and a down-to-earth investigation of the barriers faced by women in both life and literature. It is a novel about seeing, class, desire, anxiety, pleasure, friendship and the battle to find one's true calling.
Subject Women -- Fiction
Women cleaning personnel -- Fiction
Museums -- Fiction
Female friendship -- Fiction
Life change events -- Fiction
Culture conflict -- Fiction
Domestic fiction.
Shelf Location F CAIN
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