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Leonora Carrington The Hearing Trumpet tote

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Leonora Carrington (1917–2011), painter, playwright, and novelist, was a surrealist trickster par excellence, and The Hearing Trumpet is the witty, celebratory key to her anarchic, elusive body of work. The novel begins in the bourgeois comfort of a residential corner of a Mexican city and ends with a man-made apocalypse that promises to usher in the earth’s rebirth. In between we are swept off to a most curious old-age home run by a self-improvement cult and drawn several centuries back in time with a cross-dressing Abbess who is on a quest to restore the Holy Grail to its rightful owner, the Goddess Venus. Guiding us is one of the most unexpected heroines in twentieth-century literature, a nonagenarian vegetarian named Marian Leatherby, who is, in Olga Tokarczuk's words, “hard of hearing” but “full of life.”

Cover art from the 1976 first US edition, St. Martin's Press.

• Light and thin material
• 100% organic cotton
• Monochromatic look
• Open main compartment with wide bottom
• Fabric weight: 5.01 oz/yd² (170 g/m²)
• Product dimensions: 14″ × 15 ¾″ × 2 ¾″ (36 cm × 40 cm × 7 cm)
• Blank product components sourced from India