Janet Frame, ONZ CBE is New Zealand s most decorated author. Over the course of her fifty-year career, she won New Zealand s Hubert Church Prose Award four times, the New Zealand Book Awards multiple times for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, the New Zealand Prime Minister s Award for Literary Achievement, and dozens of others. An honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she has published more than twenty-five books."
"One of the greatest autobiographies written in this century ."
"Frame grasps an image and the emotion behind it in a few spare words." Publishers Weekly
"[Frame] is endowed with a poet's imagination, and her prose has beauty, precision, a surging momentum, and the quality of constant surprise..."The Atlantic
"She meditates upon the disrelation between inner and outer landscapes, mental and physical colors, cruelty and the withdrawal from cruelty, the experience of chaos, of inexplicable evils, of broken perceptions..." The New York Times