Shortlisted, Miles Franklin Literary Award 1995
Winner, Victorian Premier's Literary Award 1995
This is Albion Gidley Singer at the pen, a man with a weakness for a good fact. The first fact is always the hardest: you have to begin somewhere, and such is the nature of this intractable universe that the only thing you can start with is yourself.
Dark Places, a companion novel to Lilian's Story, is the tale of a man with a comically grand exterior who believes he has the right, and the duty, to conquer the mocking flesh of any woman. Even his own daughter.
About the Author
Kate Grenville is one of Australia’s finest writers. She won the Orange Prize in 2001 for The Idea of Perfection. The Secret River, published in more than twenty countries, was awarded the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and was shortlisted for both the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Man Booker Prize. The Lieutenant was shortlisted for the New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australian Premiers’ Awards.
'This is a dark tale, told with surprising humour.' - New Yorker
Series: Text Classics
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 26th April 2012
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9 x 2.29
Weight (kg): 19.9