The Resource The life to come : a novel, Michelle de Kretser

The life to come : a novel, Michelle de Kretser

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The life to come : a novel
Title
The life to come
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michelle de Kretser
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Language
eng
Summary
"Set in Australia, France, and Sri Lanka, The Life to Come is about the stories we tell and don't tell ourselves as individuals, as societies, and as nations. Driven by a vivid cast of characters, it explores necessary emigration, the art of fiction, and ethnic and class conflict. Pippa is an Australian writer who longs for the success of her novelist teacher and eventually comes to fear that she "missed everything important." In Paris, 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 and can't commit to his trusting girlfriend, Cassie. Sri Lankan Christabel, who is generously offered a passage to Sydney by Bunty, an old acquaintance, endures her dull job and envisions a brighter future that "rose, glittered, and sank back," while she neglects the love close at hand. The stand-alone yet connected worlds of The Life to Come offer meditations on intimacy, loneliness, and our flawed perception of reality. Enormously moving, gorgeously observant of physical detail, and often very funny, this new novel by Michelle de Kretser reveals how the shadows cast by both the past and the future can transform and distort the present. It is teeming with life and earned wisdom-- exhilaratingly contemporary, with the feel of a classic."-- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
The life to come : a novel, Michelle de Kretser
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The life to come : a novel, Michelle de Kretser
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781936787821
Lccn
bl2018028496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (SKY)sky291691209
  • 1348664

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