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Dark Palace - Frank Moorhouse

Paperback Published: 19th March 2018
ISBN: 9780143790914
Number Of Pages: 704

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Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award.

Five years have passed since Edith Campbell Berry's triumphant arrival at the League of Nations in Geneva, determined to right the wrongs of the world. The idealism of those early Grand Days has been eroded by a sense foreboding as the world moves ever closer to another war. Edith's life too, has changed- her marriage and her work are no longer the anchors in her life - she is restless, unsure, feeling the weight of history upon her and her world.

As her certainties crumble, Edith is once again joined by Ambrose Westwood, her old friend and lover. Their reunion is joyful, and her old anxiety about their unconventional relationship is replaced by a feeling that all things are possible - at least in her private life.

But World War II advances inexorably, and Edith, Ambrose and their fellow officers must come to terms with the knowledge that their best efforts - and those of the well-meaning world - are simply useless against the forces of the time. Moving, wise and utterly engrossing, this is a profound and enriching novel. Grand Days and Dark Palace confirm Frank Moorhouse as one of our greatest writers - a master of tone and timing, an elegant and exuberant stylist, and an unerring chronicler of the human spirit.

ISBN: 9780143790914
ISBN-10: 0143790919
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: 19th March 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2  x 4.3
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1

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