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The Resource Conditions of Faith

Conditions of Faith

Label
Conditions of Faith
Title
Conditions of Faith
Statement of responsibility
Alex Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With university behind her, Emily Stanton finds herself on the threshold of life. Introduced to a Scottish engineer, the exoticism of his life in Paris beckons, and she leaves her family home in twenties Melbourne to become his wife. But far from providing answers, her conventional marriage awakens in her an ardent desire to find a reason for living beyond that of simply wife and mother, a desire that leads her to flirt with risk, passion and unorthodox friendships, and carries her to Tunisia on a journey of self-questioning and intellectual reawakening.Through the lives of a rich cast of characters, Conditions of Faith compassionately and subtly explores the problem of a reason for living. This is the timeless theme of the heart of this beautiful and compelling novel.'Utterly absorbing and deeply rewarding both emotionally and intellectually.' - James Bradley'This is an amazing book. The reader can't help but offer up a prayerful thank you... that human beings still have the audacity to write like this... No paraphrase can do justice to this novel. Conditions of Faith is a blessing.' - Carolyn See, Washington Post'I think we shall see few finer or richer novels this year... a singular achievement.' - Andrew Riemer
Summary
In the 1920s, Emily Stanton leaves Melbourne to live in Paris with her new husband. Her marriage awakens in her an ardent desire to find a reason for living, a desire which leads her to flirt with risk, passion and unorthodox friendships, and carries her to Tunisia
Tone
Writing style
Award
NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 2001.
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045307
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1936-
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Miller, Alex
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Conditions of Faith
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:673e5229-c9e5-4596-9bd4-8b364f7a0af2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741151244
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Conditions of Faith
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:673e5229-c9e5-4596-9bd4-8b364f7a0af2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741151244
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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