AUTHOR: Beverly Rycroft

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“Larger than love and fucked-up / as family’: with its bittersweet evocations of a father feared in childhood and nursed in old age, whose character teeters dangerously between Minotaur and King Lear, Beverly Rycroft’s A Private Audience is remarkable for its lithe feats of metaphor, its imaginative recall, its satisfying score settling and, ultimately, its tender song of a woman (wife, mother, daughter) who has come through.”
– Finuala Dowling