The Life to Come

Description

Winner of the Miles Franklin Award, 2018 Michelle de Kretser's fifth novel is both a delicious satire on the way we live now and a deeply moving examination of the true nature of friendship. 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 bitingly funny, The Life to Come reveals how the shadows cast by both the past and the future can transform, distort and undo the present. Travelling from Sydney to Paris and Sri Lanka, this mesmerising novel feels at once firmly classic and exhilaratingly contemporary.

Details

Author(s)
Michelle de Kretser
Format
Paperback | 384 pages
Dimensions
128 x 198 x 22mm | 275g
Publication date
02 Aug 2018
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Publication City/Country
St Leonards, Australia
Language
English
Edition statement
Main
ISBN10
1760296716
ISBN13
9781760296711
Bestsellers rank
1,929