Jane Rogers
The Testement of Jessie Lamb
separate Tracks
Her Living Image
The Ice is Singing
Mr Wroe's Virgins
Promised Lands
Island
The Voyage Home
Separate Tracks, Faber 1983,

Orph is a strange, silent and friendless young man. Emma meets him when she spends her gap-year working in the children's home where he lives; she offers him a room in her university household. Amongst the students' love affairs and political agitations, Orph follows his own lonely and menacing course towards the greatest misunderstanding of all.


Reviews

' The writing has a bony strength, the descriptive scenes are compelling though impressionistic, like a documentary screen come true.' Guardian

' There can be none better than Jane Rogers' harsh, lyrical and relentlessly realistic Separate Tracks. . . . This is a sad and dramatic story, deeply felt though never stridently written. It is a remarkable first novel, breaking new ground.' Financial Times

'Deftly, powerfully done. It deserves to rank with The Collector.' New Society

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