Private View

‘There is a moment before she knew him, a moment like many others, which they both inhabited but have no memory of, in the way that so many moments of our lives wash off us like rain.’


A catastrophic event deep in the Central American rainforest has robbed Alex of her innocence, her lover and her belief in herself. Back in Britain, while she tries to pick up the pieces of her life, she finds herself stalked by ghosts, from her past, from other people’s past, and from the present too. Edgy, satirical, beautiful, Jean McNeil’s lyrical and introspective style is perfectly suited to a tale of modern Bohemia.

(hardback 2002, paperback 2003)

*Shortlisted for the 2003 Governor-General’s Award for Fiction, Canada

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