Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead by Barbara Comyns

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Published by Virago Pr .

Written in English

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  • Fiction,
  • 20th Century English Novel And Short Story

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Number of Pages146
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Open LibraryOL8306725M
ISBN 100860686779
ISBN 109780860686774

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Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead begins with a flood, a sort of harbinger to the dread that fills the town in the weeks that follow. A madness spreads which inflicts the townspeople with hallucinations and a want to self-terminate. Meanwhile in the Willoweed household, Grandmother Willoweed rules terror over her by: 1.

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This is the introduction to a new edition of Barbara Comyns’s Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead, one of the two first books from new press Dorothy, a publishing project. The other book is Renee Gladman’s novel Event Factory. Barbara Comyns was born in England in and raised in a Warwickshire country house.

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