The Limits of Enchantment
A NovelBook - 2005
Graham Joycetells the story of two extraordinary women -- one who was born ahead of her time, the other whose coming-of-age coincided with a time of great change.The Limits of EnchantmentEngland, 1966: Everything Fern Cullen knows she's learned from Mammy -- and none of it's conventional. Taught midwifery at an early age, Fern becomes Mammy's trusted assistant in a quaint rural village and learns through experience that secrets are precious, passion is dangerous, and people should mind their own business.But when one of Mammy's patients allegedly dies from an induced abortion, the town rallies against her. As Fern struggles to save Mammy's good name, she finds communion with a bunch of hippies living at a nearby estate...where she uncovers a legacy spotted with magic -- one that transforms her forever.A tale of alchemy and tragedy, magic and truth, Joyce's The Limits of Enchantment is a powerful blend of literature and fantasy from a master of the genre.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2005
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
Characteristics: 263 p. ; 24 cm