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Elizabeth Hunter, an ex-socialite in her eighties, has a mystical experience during a summer storm in Sydney which transforms all her relationships: her existence becomes charged with a meaning which communicates itself to those around her. From this simple scenario Patrick White unfurls a monumental exploration of the tides of love and hate, comedy and tragedy, impotence and and longing that fester within family relationships.
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"Beautiful and heroic...Every passage merits attention and gives satisfaction" ( New York Times Book Review)
"One of the greatest magicians of fiction ... White's scope is vast and his invention endless" ( Observer)
"Patrick White is, in the finest sense, a world novelist. His themes are catholic and complex and he pursues them with a single-minded energy and vision" ( Guardian)
"The outstanding figure in Australian fiction" ( New York Times)
"In his major postwar novels, the pain and earnestness of the individual’s quest for ‘meaning and design’ can be felt more intensely than perhaps anywhere else in contemporary Western prose" ( Sunday Times)
This mesmerizing, ambitious, lyrical masterpiece is perhaps Nobel Prize-winner Patrick White's best novel.
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Book Description Vintage, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. new ed edition. 592 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0099324210