Cassandra is an Oxford don; Julia, her sister, a bestselling novelist. They share a set of disturbing memories of a strange childhood game and of Simon, the handsome young neighbour who loved them both. Years later Simon re-enters their lives via a television programme on snakes and intrudes into their uneasy compromise of mutual antagonism and distrust. The old, wild emotions surge back, demanding and urgent, and this time the game is played out to a fatal finsih. Rich in ideas, subtle and exhilarating, The Game is a superb novel.
A childhood game that magnetized sisters Cassandra and Julia serves as potent metaphor for their uneasy adult relationship. Cassandra, now an Oxford don lives a life of seclusion in contrast to blithe spirit Julia, a prize-winning novelist lost in the distractions of the media circus. Old and bitter rivalries resurface when Simon, a former beau who had unwisely made a fleeting guest appearance in their dark familial drama many years earlier, suddenly crops up on the television. They seek him out again, like hunting rapturs. (Kirkus UK)
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 15th October 1992
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.177