THE FAR CRY by Emma Smith


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An intelligent -- to tenuously emotional shaping of youthful and grown up relationships, this parades 14 year old Teresa whose Father, Mr. Digby, snatches her from a meeting with her mother in England, to take her to India to her half-sister, Ruth... The story of their voyage, of the impact of foreign scenes -- on both the girl and her parent, culminates in the stay with Ruth and her husband, Edwin, and the conflict of Ruth's marriage with the problems of her family. Mr. Digby's death -- Ruth's flight with Teresa -- and the solution of Teresa's future -- these are set in the atmosphere of tea gardens, the Indian jungle, and the bewilderment of a young one whose understanding cannot keep up with her awareness of the tensions around her. An interesting study -- which in childwise repetition, emphasizes the bruising of juvenile sensitivity on impervious, non-understanding adult worlds.

Pub Date: Jan. 16th, 1949
Publisher: Random House