WINTER SOLSTICE by Dorothy Cowlin

WINTER SOLSTICE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Strictly from Freud, and for a limited audience, this bizarre psychopathic novel of the strange case of Alexandra Gollen. For nine years Alexandra has been bedridden at her home in a small Lancashire village, and mentally uncapable, apparently, of recalling anything preceding her invalidism. Cared for by her twin brothers, she seemed content in her apathy, taking a strange morbid pride in her sourceless paralysis. It is only in a new friendship for lovely assured Iris Young that she finds again an interest in the world. An adolescent infatuation for Iris, broken when Iris becomes engaged, after she has recovered her health but not her memory. And then she meets a youth, and through him regains her memory, and recalls the disaster that precipitated her escape into forgetfulness, the accidental killing of a younger brother.....The average reader will scarcely find this sympathetic reading.

Pub Date: July 27th, 1943
Publisher: Macmillan