The Member of the Wedding

Carson McCullers, Ali Smith (Introducer)

With delicacy of perception and memory, humour and pathos, Carson McCullers spreads before us the three phases of a weekend crisis in the life of a motherless twelve-year-old girl. Within the span of a few hours, the irresistible, hoydenish Frankie passionately plays out her fantasies at her elder brother's wedding. Through a perilous skylight we look into the mind of a child torn between her yearning to belong and the urge to run away.
  • Penguin
  • Published 26th April 2012
  • 240 Pages
  • £9.99