'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 ...

A Heavy Feather 2009, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571256167


Trade paperback

A Heavy Feather 1979, George Braziller, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780807609118

Unknown binding

A Heavy Feather 1978, The Hogarth Press Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780701204525