$9.50 • 134 pp. • 1989
Home for the Summer is a merciless tale about violence within a family, a violence that seems to go beyond its clear motivations. Alice is in a state of violence like America itself.
This book is an astounding first novel from a very daring and dedicated writer. Home for the Summer is what the art of fiction has always striven toward.
—The New England Review of Books
Georgina Kleege is an internationally known writer and disability studies scholar. Her collection of personal essays, Sight Unseen (1999) is a classic in the field of disability studies. Essays include an autobiographical account of Kleege’s own blindness, and cultural critique of depictions of blindness in literature, film, and language. Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller (2006). Kleege’s current work is concerned with blindness and visual art: how blindness is represented in art, how blindness affects the lives of visual artists, how museums can make visual art accessible to people who are blind and visually impaired. She has lectured and served as consultant to art institutions around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Tate Modern in London. Kleege joined the English department at the University of California, Berkeley in 2003.