• Bowen's stories show the awesome capabilities of the English language and the surprise and mystery of the human soul

    Anne Tyler
  • Bowen's stories are novels that have been split open like rocks and reveal the glitter of the naked crystals which have formed them

  • Like Woolf, like Spark, her language is clear but her effects complex, creating shimmering reflections of reality, her world recognisable but just out of reach


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