At a glance:
- Author: Marguerite Young
- First Published: 1965
- Type of Plot: Stream of consciousness
- Time of Work: The 1950’s
- Setting: New England and the Midwest
- Characters: Miss Macintosh, Catherine Cartwheel, Mr. Spitzer, Esther Longtree, Vera Cartwheel
- Genres: Long fiction, Psychological fiction, Antistory, Novel
- Subjects: Dreams, Reality, Truth, Small-town life, Hallucinations or illusions, Nostalgia
- Locales: United States, East (U.S.), New England, North America
In Miss Macintosh, My Darling, the first and only novel by Marguerite Young, a young woman embarks on a dreamlike voyage through time and memory in search of her darling childhood nursemaid, Miss Macintosh from What Cheer, Iowa, who has disappeared into the ocean, never to be seen again. Finding herself adrift on a sea of delusion and fantasy, the young woman fervently searches for reality only to discover herself drowning in illusion.
The narrator, Vera Cartwheel, has been reared in a baroque New England seaside house. Her mother, Catherine, an opium...
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