A GAME OF STATUES by Anne Stevenson


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This is the third and best of Anne Stevenson's comfortably uncomfortable suspense stories rustling with suspicions and apprehensions that any woman will share. Ginny Benson's husband has just died in an accident she only dimly remembers and she and her young son go to stay with a resolute older woman, Mrs. Sendall, whom the local realtor is trying to dislodge. But this does not quite account for the tramp who is murdered -- or the strange stones the boy brings home from the church -- or the man who poses as Mrs. Sendall's nephew, or the at first diffidently shy newcomer who is thinking of acquiring the local bookshop -- all in a small English town where the commonplace takes a sinister turn to the left. Like that game of statues, you'll be motionless but looking alive.

Pub Date: May 3rd, 1972
Publisher: Putnam