by Janet Frame
Paperback, 342 pages
8.3 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
$12.95 (Can $14.95)
Intensive Care is one of Janet Frame's most extraordinary novels, both tragic and wildly comical in dimensions of pity and terror that bursts the bounds of conventional fiction. The novel begins within the story of Tom Livingstone, wounded World War I soldier, husband, and father, who falls in love with his nurse and cherishes the dream until many years later fate brings them---and the dream and the reality---together again, and parts them forever.
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.