English Language and Literature | Fiction
The Gates of Ivory begins as Liz Headleand-familiar from The Radiant Way and A Natural Curiousity, the preceding novels of the trilogy that Margaret Drabble here completes-recelves a curious package in her post one morning, a package contaming part of a human finger bone. It arrives from Stephen Cox, last seen at the end of The Radrant Way, on his way to Cambodia to write a play about Pol Pot; it contains fragments of a prose manuscript and a play, some journals, postcards, sketches and a booklet of “Atrocity Stories,” but no message or mstruction.
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Greene, Gayle. "`The Horror.'." Nation, vol. 255, no. 6, 7/1992, pp. 217-220.