A beautiful, perceptive novel: The Centauress by Kathleen Jones

A thoughtful, beautifully written review by novelist Mari Biella

91L-IxcUnbL._SL1500_‘The biographer, Alex thought, was always the observer, the outsider, the one whose job it was to be objective and impersonal. But how was she to do this in Zenia’s case, when she was getting more and more involved? Drawn into the story and in danger of becoming part of it? Wasn’t this what anthropologists feared? That the very act of observation affected the behaviour of those observed, the chain of events?’

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