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"A strange and wonderful novel... this book is a masterpiece of Surrealistic fantasy, combining rich symbolic suggestion with a gripping narrative." -Library Journal

  

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The Hearing Trumpet

By Leonora Carrington. Introduction by Helen Byatt.

The Hearing TrumpetLeonora Carrington (1917–2011), the distinguished British-born Surrealist painter who made her home in Mexico City, was also a writer of extraordinary imagination and charm, and The Hearing Trumpet is perhaps her best loved book. It tells the story of 92-year-old Marian Leatherby, who is given the gift of a hearing trumpet only to discover that her family has been plotting to have her committed to an institution. But this is an institution where the buildings are shaped like birthday cakes and igloos, where the Winking Abbess and the Queen Bee reign, and where the gateway to the underworld is wide open. It is also the scene of a mysterious murder. Occult twin to Alice in Wonderland, The Hearing Trumpet is a classic of fantastic literature that has been translated and celebrated throughout the world.

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"Reading The Hearing Trumpet liberates us from the miserable reality of our days." - Luis Buñuel

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