Christina Stead's brilliant satire of marriage, desire and the conventions that surround them.
Christina Stead was born in Sydney in 1902, and died there in 1983. Most of her life was spent elsewhere: in London, Paris and other places in Europe, and in the United States. Her first book, The Salzburg Tales, was published in 1934, followed by twelve more works of fiction. Letty Fox is Stead's sixth novel. She was the recipient of the inaugural Patrick White Literary Prize.