The Passengers - Eleanor Limprecht

The Passengers

By: Eleanor Limprecht

Paperback | 3 June 2019

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A luminous novel about love by an acclaimed rising star of Australian literature.

Sarah and Hannah are on a cruise from San Diego, California to Sydney, Australia. Sarah, Hannah's grandmother, is returning to the country of her birth, a place she hasn't seen since boarding the USS Mariposa in 1945. Then she, along with countless other war brides, sailed across the Pacific to join the American servicemen they'd married during World War II.

Now Hannah is the same age Sarah was when she made her first journey, and in hearing Sarah tell the story of her life, realises the immensity of what her grandmother gave up.

The Passengers is a luminous novel about love: the journeys we undertake, the sacrifices we make and the heartache we suffer for love It is about how we most long for what we have left behind. And it is about the past - how close it can still feel - even after long passages of time.

About the Author

Eleanor was born and raised in the US, Germany and Pakistan but now lives in Sydney, Australia. Eleanor's previous novels, What Was Left and Long Bay were both published by Sleepers Publishing to critical acclaim. The Passengers is her third novel.
Industry Reviews
"""A moving and vividly realised novel. Limprecht is a fine writer."" Hannah Kent

""Deeply satisfying. Simply a wonderful book."" Clare Wright

""It does what fiction does best, daring its reader to imagine what it is like to be someone society has long trained us to malign as the near-evil other."" Melbourne Review

""One of the best debut novels I have read in a long time... What Was Left is a riveting novel that examines ideas of motherhood, identity and the lies people tell to protect each other.."" Readings Monthly

""An exceptionally talented writer, Limprecht is one to watch."" Books + Publishing

""Confronting and yet deeply human... a refreshingly honest and compelling portrait of motherhood, loss and abandonment."" Monica Dux

""An original, compelling novel driven by the premise of a passionate, broken woman desperate to save herself. I could not put this novel down."" Poppy Gee"

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