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Autumn Laing by Alex Miller
  

Autumn Laing

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Synopsis

Autumn Laing by Alex Miller

Autumn Laing seduces Pat Donlon with her lust for life and art. In doing so she not only compromises the trusting love she has with her husband, Arthur, she also steals the future from Pat's young and beautiful wife, Edith, and their unborn child. Fifty-three years later, cantankerous, engaging, unrestrainable 85-year-old Autumn is shocked to find within herself a powerful need for redemption. As she tells her story, she writes, 'They are all dead and I am old and skeleton-gaunt. This is where it began...' Written with compassion and intelligence, this energetic, funny and wise novel peels back the layers of storytelling and asks what truth has to do with it. Autumn Laing is an unflinchingly intimate portrait of a woman and her time - she is unforgettable.

Reviews

Miller's novel is in many respects his best yet, a compelling tale of important ideas and influential relationships, an examination of a period in art and of characters who command empathy even when acting badly. * The Times Literary Supplement * Miller is a treasure from the land Down Under... Why we haven't been reading him for years, I honestly can't imagine. * The Irish Times * An old woman's memories evoke an entire continent of art in an epic of Australia. * The Scotsman * All of Alex Miller's wisdom and experience - of art, of women and what drives them, of writing, of men and their ambitions - and every mirage and undulation of the Australian landscape are here, transmuted into rare and radiant fiction. An indispensible novel. * Australian Book Review *


About the Author

Alex Miller has twice won the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia's premier literary prize; the first occasion in 1993 for The Ancestor Game, and again in 2003 for Journey to the Stone Country. He is also an overall winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, for The Ancestor Game, in 1993. British by birth, he now lives in Victoria.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2013

Author

Alex Miller

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Publisher

Allen & Unwin

Format

Paperback
456 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781743311455

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