John Lanchester, 4 February 1988
Show More The Messiah of Stockholm by Cynthia Ozick.
Deutsch, 144 pp., £9.95, November 1987, 9780233981420Show More
The Birds of the Innocent Wood by Deirdre Madden.
Faber, 147 pp., £9.95, January 1988, 0 571 14880 8Show More
The Coast of Bohemia by Zdena Tomin.
Century, 201 pp., £11.95, October 1987, 0 09 168490 0Show More
“... influence and identity, to have had the result of suppressing Schulzian effects on Ozick’s part. Deirdre Madden’s novella Hidden Symptoms was singled out for praise by reviewers in these pages and elsewhere when it came out in Faber’s Introduction 9.* Her new novel, The Birds of the Innocent Wood, is as well-managed as the earlier work, and it ...”