Flying to Disneyland

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Fat and over forty, Ethne is not happy. In a flat above, thin and over forty, Derek is frightened. Mortimer comes into their lives with panache and pathos, and spins fantasies for them through which they discover surprising strengths within themselves.
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Fat and over forty, Ethne is not happy. In a flat above, thin and over forty, Derek is frightened. Mortimer comes into their lives with panache and pathos, and spins fantasies for them through which they discover surprising strengths within themselves. The saintly dog Rabinowitz, the slobbish bully-boy Percy, the nicotine-stained junk-dealer Olive, all contribute to the unfolding drama of what may well be the supreme moment of their lives, and "Mother" crouches malevolently in the corner, hoping to entrap them in her egotistical web.

This humorous, absorbing story deals with a variety of stressful human problems including love (requited and unrequited), sinister religions, astral travel, the Big C, dog training and homophobia, made all the more poignant by its lightness of touch. The tale is set in the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg, but could equally well have taken place in New York, Sydney or London.

About the Author
Jane Fox
was born in Essex, UK in 1935 and is the author of:
The Dancer and other Poems, Snailpress 1992
The Killing Bottle (novel), David Philip 1999
Nkosi's Story (biography of Nkosi Johnson), New Africa Books/Life Story Project, 2002
Love and the Apache Syndrome (biography of Lella Cullingworth), Life Story Project, 2003
Various short stories and poems anthologised in , among others, Hippogriff New Writing 1990,
Firetalk 2 1992, A Writer in Stone 1998, A Writing Life, celebrating Nadine Gordimer, Penguin SA 1998.

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Author: Jane Fox
ISBN: 9781770090347
Size (mm): 178x110mm
Pages: 256pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006-01-01