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The Resource The Life to Come

The Life to Come

Label
The Life to Come
Title
The Life to Come
Statement of responsibility
Michelle de Kretser
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the 2018 Miles Franklin AwardShortlisted for the 2018 Stella AwardWinner of the 2019 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Christina Stead Prize for Fiction'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 things... A master storyteller.' A.S. ByattSet 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.'...one of those rare writers whose work balances substance with style. Her writing is very witty, but it also goes deep, informed at every point by a benign and far-reaching intelligence.' Kerryn Goldsworthy, Sydney Morning Herald'...a dazzlingly accomplished author who commands all the strokes. Her repertoire stretches from a hallucinatory sense of place to a mastery of suspense, sophisticated verbal artistry and a formidable skill in navigating those twisty paths where history and psychology entwine.' Boyd Tonkin, Independent
Summary
Connected stories set in Australia, France and Sri Lanka follow a writer longing for success, a woman seeing a married man and a man with commitment issues stemming from a childhood tragedy
Writing style
Award
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017.
  • Miles Franklin Award, 2018.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 2019.
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10582092
Cataloging source
ANL
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de Kretser, Michelle
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Life to Come
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8282753c-2210-42d5-88de-4309d34ce58b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781925575668
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Life to Come
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8282753c-2210-42d5-88de-4309d34ce58b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925575668
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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