by Janet Frame
Paperback, 212 pages
8.3 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
"Daughter Buffalo" is Janet Frame's only book set in the United States--in New York, where she once resided. The theme of human attitudes toward death is depicted through the eyes of the American narrator, Dr. Talbot Edelman. Ms. Frame suggests that rather than face the fact of death, we try to hide from it, to sweep it under the rug.
Janet Frame is the author of eleven novels, among them the highly acclaimed A State of Siege, Faces in the Water, and The Carpathians, as well as several collections of stories and sketches, and one volume of poetry. She has been honored with many awards, including the New Zealand Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize.