style is unique - combining fantasies, myths, classical and
religious language. Isobel Armstrong, Professor of Literature
at London's Birkbeck University describes her sentence structure
as staccato:composed of short, sharp separate sounds:
don't think any other novelist writes as she does. Her
style, her language is actually very simple and her sentence
structure is very, very brief and sometimes almost staccato
but what she creates with this is a kind of poetic reverie.
And she is simply wonderful at making afresh a newly created
language about passion, about children's passion for their
mother for the womb the mother, represents, but also the
mothers passion for the child.."