Elaine Feinstein: The Amberstone Exit (357 words)

Gina Wisker (University of Brighton)
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A period piece, The Amberstone Exit (1972) focuses on a young single mother, Emily, and her struggle to find her own identity, her own version of love. Relationships are explored in The Amberstone Exit. The novel starts in the labour ward, where a young girl Emily, gives birth to a son, Emmanuel. She recalls her adolescent times with her older friend Theresa who was rather mad, her brief fling with Frederick and her more resounding fling with Max. The experience of post-war days in a Britain still frugal, in which the populace oscillate between intense artificial partying and self denial, is apparent in both the girls' excessive dressing up for dances, and the constricting, mean anger of Emily's parents when she visits …

Wisker, Gina. "The Amberstone Exit". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 October 2002
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=1581, accessed 25 August 2019.]

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