The novel “KATHERINE MANSFIELD” reinvents the life of Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923), the modernist writer who revolutionized the short story and created the only writing Virginia Woolf was ever jealous of, only to be consumed by tuberculosis at the young age of thirty-four.
Appropriately interjected into this historical novel are Mansfield's personal correspondence and journal writings. In her actual words, she reveals her volatile relationships with both her husband John and her loyal caregiver Ida, and her fierce grip on life as she fights against a disease that saps her energy, debilitates her body, and steals away the hours needed to write.
In London, on her thirtieth birthday, she is diagnosed with tuberculosis and told that she might live a few more years if she stops writing, moves to a sanatorium, and promises to live a quiet, passive life.
Unwilling to accept this death sentence, Mansfield becomes a wandering consumptive and travels from London to Paris, to the Riviera and to the Alps in pursuit of a cure.
KATHERINE MANSFIELD is an absorbing tale of desire, impermanence and atonement. A haunting exploration of one woman's powerful determination to live a full and challenging life in spite of the limitations forced upon her by a terminal disease .