A Wreath for the Enemy
- Author: Frankau, Pamela
- Binding: Paperback, jacketed
- Pages: 320
- Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"
- Pub. Year: 1991
- ISBN: 0-914232-84-3
- In Stock: Yes
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First published in 1954, A Wreath for the Enemy is the compelling story of a precocious fourteen-year-old girl and the nineteen-year-old woman she becomes. The events of one late night transform what appears at first to be a typical adolescent crisis, launching Penelope Wells and her counterpart Don Bradley into separate, prolonged struggles for self-definition. Their coming-of-age entails not only physical and emotional dimensions, but a spiritual one as well. Frankau, who wrote some thirty novels before her death in 1966, clearly meant this one to be a psychological autobiography; young Penelope is destined to be a writer from the opening page. But most remarkable is the insightful and sharp quality of her prose.
"A Wreath for the Enemy . . . will remind older readers of challenges like Katherine Anne Porter's Pale Horse, Pale Rider and will provoke nearly all others."
-- Small Press: The Magazine of Independent Publishing
Biographical information on Pamela Frankau unavailable at the present time.