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Life to Come, The

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  •  Life to Come, The
    Title: Life to Come, The
    Author: KRETSER MICHELLE DE
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 27/09/2017
    Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Price: $33.00
    Publishing status: Active

    The dazzling new novel from Michelle de Kretser, author of Questions of Travel, bestseller and winner of the Miles Franklin Award.

    'I so much admire Michelle de Kretser's formidable technique - her characters feel alive, and she can create a sweeping narrative which encompasses years, and yet still retain the sharp, almost hallucinatory detail.' Hilary Mantel

    'Michelle de Kretser knows how to construct a gripping story. She writes quickly and lightly of wonderful and terrible thingsā€¦A master storyteller.' A.S. Byatt

    Set in Sydney, Paris and Sri Lanka, The Life to Come is a mesmerising novel about the stories we tell and don't tell ourselves as individuals, as societies and as nations. It feels at once firmly classic and exhilaratingly contemporary.

    Pippa is a writer who longs for success. Celeste tries to convince herself that her feelings for her married lover are reciprocated. Ash makes strategic use of his childhood in Sri Lanka but blots out the memory of a tragedy from that time. Driven by riveting stories and unforgettable characters, here is a dazzling meditation on intimacy, loneliness and our flawed perception of other people.

    Profoundly moving as well as wickedly funny, The Life to Come reveals how the shadows cast by both the past and the future can transform, distort and undo the present. This extraordinary novel by Miles Franklin-winning author Michelle de Kretser will strike to your soul.

    ISBN: 9781760296568
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