Told through the eyes of the eldest sister, Unicorn Sisters is a sensitive, bittersweet portrait of sibling loyalty, social change and innocence destroyed.
Maybe, it was not the intention of the author, but in reading both 'Tin Toys' - the book preceding 'Unicorn Sisters' and told through the eyes of the youngest sister - my thoughts did turn, from time to time, to their mother. What was her perspective in all of this? I wondered if she was as selfish and egotistical as the children find her, in her actions, or was it a combination of grief and denial, an inability to cope, alone, with her children.
The eyes of a child and the eyes of an adult view differently.
I hope that this suffices for those curious to know more.
Incidentally - I find the cover of this version, published in 1989, macabre.