Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Prize 1995. This edition introduced by Louise Adler.
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.
Albion Gidley Singer creates his world as a vast collection of facts--facts he uses to support his own power and status. After an awkward childhood, aware that he is a disappointment to his father, he acquires, the trappings of respectability--success in business, a family. But beneath his comically grand exterior Albion's soul remains a dark place of fear and loathing, driving him to terrifying deeds.
About the Authors
Kate Grenville is one of Australia's most celebrated writers. Her bestselling novels have won many awards andhave been published around the world. They include The Secret River (winner of the Commonwealth Prize), The Idea of Perfection (winner of the Orange prize) and Lilian's Story (winner of the Australian/Vogel Prize).
Louise Adler is CEO and Publisher-in-Chief of Melbourne University Publishing. She is the Deputy Chancellor of Monash University and the Chair of the Board of Methodist Ladies' College. She also serves as a member of the Board of the Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 26th April 2012