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Heavy Feather

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You start alone, you finish alone,' she says: 'It's fine to be alone, it's a revelation, truth at last.' This is the story of Almayer Jenkin's progress through life, from a motherless childhood through adult love affairs and her own experience of motherhood. In this novel, vivid and spare, touching and comic, A. L. Barker draws a fine portrait of Almayer and the diverse people she meets and lives among. 'I know nothing of A. L. Barker, except that she writes like an angel and I love her.' Auberon Waugh 'A novel that deserves to be cherished, as A. L. Barker so plainly cherishes her characters. She has a rare ability to illuminate the remarkable qualities of commonplace things, and a profound sympathy for us all, liable as we all are to being knocked over by very little at any time.' New York Magazine

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Hardback Editions

January 1979 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Heavy Feather
Author(s): A L Barker
ISBN: 0-8076-0911-0 / 978-0-8076-0911-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: George Braziller
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July 1978 : UK Hardback
Title: A Heavy Feather
Author(s): A L Barker
ISBN: 0-7012-0452-4 / 978-0-7012-0452-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Hogarth Press Ltd
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Paperback Editions

December 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: A Heavy Feather
Author(s): A L Barker
ISBN: 0-571-25616-3 / 978-0-571-25616-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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