A Whistling WomanDownloadable Audiobook - 2003
This triumphant conclusion to A. S. Byatt's great quartet of postwar English life and manners stands on its own as a magical and thought-provoking novel of ideas made flesh. Frederica, the spirited heroine of The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, and Babel Tower, falls almost by accident into a career in television in London, while tumultuous events in her home county of Yorkshire threaten to split her world. In the late 1960s, the languages of religion, myth, and fairytale overlap with the terms of science and the new computer age. The meaning of live itself seems to vanish and people flounder, often comically, while searching for their true sexual, intellectual and emotional identities.