In this book the author addresses the problem of growing old and the "warts of the soul" which, if gouged out, ruin the flesh. We must wait, he says, for the evil in us to die naturally. Presenting a peeled potato, a dance in the kitchen and a visit to the aged mother of a childhood friend, he considers our struggle, our efforts to achieve aesthetic perfection and suggests some resolutions.
Used availability for Patrick White's Three Uneasy Pieces
October 1988 : UK Hardback
March 1990 : UK Paperback
December 1987 : Australia Paperback
February 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition