The Vinegar Jar
Format: Print Length
Publisher: Billyworks (December 17, 2011)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 5.6 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
From childhood on, Rose Doran’s life has been one of lovelessness and loneliness. Left by her parents, she falls prey to the tawdry charms of the smooth-talking, tap-dancing William who abandons her, along with his baby, Edmund. Rose seeks comfort in an unsatisfactory marriage to Gordon, but instead find herself isolated and imprisoned by the banality of existence.
Then she meets Paedric, her mysterious neighbour, and her colourless life is transformed by the power and exoticism of her imagination – with disturbing consequences.
“Doherty’s second ‘adult’ novel is proof that she can spellbind a reader of any age… She delights, surprises, disturbs and moves the reader, and does it with admirable finesse” – Time Out
“The novel is compelling as an account of the dangerous development of a compensatory imagination” – The Times Literary Supplement
“Doherty’s novel has a strange hypnotic strength and dramatizes powerfully the dangers of blurring the boundaries between fantasy and reality” – Sunday Times
“Doherty’s fable warns that the journeys of the mind can be more perilous than the real thing, especially for those setting out without a ticket home” – She