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The Knotted House

Ruth Skrine

Meena is the narrator of this absorbing novel, a primary school teacher, divorced and bereaved following the death of her mother.

She has intense personal struggles of a psychosexual nature, which she seeks to resolve through her relationship with Quentin, her lodger, and through her exploration of childhood memories and old family histories.

A tension between present and past grows to a climax as Meena feels her way from inner turmoil to a new state of being.

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ABOUT RUTH SKRINE


Ruth Skrine has been writing fiction for the last fifteen years after a professional life as a doctor. She worked in general practice, family planning and psychosexual medicine and has a particular interest in the links between early experience and adult relationships.

 

Her passionate concern for the future of the environment is combined with a belief that stories can raise our awareness of the dangers threatening the world in which we live.