A new edition of this Australian classic to tie-in with the release of the Fred Schepisi film.
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. In the Sydney suburb of Centennial Park, three nurses, a housekeeper and a solicitor attend to Elizabeth as her son and daughter convene at her deathbed. But, in death as in life, Elizabeth remains a destructive force on those who surround her.
THE EYE OF THE STORM is a savage exploration of family relationships - and the sharp undercurrents of love and hate, comedy and tragedy, which define them.
Reading Group Book Questions
Patrick White's seminal book about family relationships and the stuff of love and hate has been made into a film which will be screening from September 15.
The film stars Charlotte Rampling, Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davies.
Now, listen up.
I have 20 double passes to the movie to give out to lucky readers. I am going to take the first 40 orders for the book and put a double pass in every second one. Your odds are pretty good with this opportunity.
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 1st August 2011
Publisher: Random House Australia
Dimensions (cm): 12.7 x 19.8 x 4.5
Weight (kg): 0.405