10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION • AVAILABLE OCTOBER 14TH
“A certain melancholy has been brooding over me this fortnight. I date it from Katherine’s death. Yes. Go on writing of course: but into emptiness. There’s no competitor.” —Virginia Woolf
The emotional intensity of this portrait is riveting. It captures the fear, loneliness and hope of a master storyteller who risks anything in her urgent pursuit to cure her tuberculosis and heal her withered soul.
“FitzPatrick deftly captures Mansfield’s fervent dedication to her craft and her unwavering hope that she will overcome her illness. A well-informed, intuitive account of a singular modernist writer whose life is cut short.” —Kirkus Reviews