The Resource The life to come, Michelle De Kretser

The life to come, Michelle De Kretser

Label
The life to come
Title
The life to come
Statement of responsibility
Michelle De Kretser
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10582092
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Kretser, Michelle
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors
  • International travel
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Life
  • Marriage
  • Intimacy (Psychology)
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
  • Paris (France)
  • Sri Lanka
Target audience
adult
Label
The life to come, Michelle De Kretser
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060806485
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781760296568
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)992355229
Label
The life to come, Michelle De Kretser
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060806485
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781760296568
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)992355229

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