In these short stories, characters young and old search for bearings as their surroundings are changed b y impersonal and uncomprehending forces. Glenda Beagan"s new collection of stories shows her distinctive synthesis of people and nature. The characters - mostly women - have reached a point in their lives , sometimes one of crisis, at which they must review what has passed and hazard a guess at what is to come. They are confronted by the dilemma of how to proceed: by boldly cutting free or simply carrying on; self-analysis and revelation are the keys to stories which both move and entertain. Changes and Dreams reflects a very contemporary world, in which the divorced ponder new relationships; the old contemplate younger lovers; young people in winter-emptied seaside resorts look to drugs for fulfilment. New bearings are sought as frends and family take on new values, or surroundings are changed by uncomprehending forces. Decisions must be made.
Used availability for Glenda Beagan's Changes and Dreams
October 1996 : UK Paperback