The life to come
De Kretser, Michelle, author.

The life to come

De Kretser, Michelle, author.


Personal Author
De Kretser, Michelle, author.

Publication Information
Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin, 2017.

Physical Description
375 pages ; 24 cm.

Set in Sydney, Paris and Sri Lanka, The Life to Come is a mesmerising novel about the stories we tell and don't tell ourselves as individuals, as societies and as nations. It feels at once firmly classic and exhilaratingly contemporary. Pippa is a writer who longs for success. Celeste tries to convince herself that her feelings for her married lover are reciprocated. Ash makes strategic use of his childhood in Sri Lanka but blots out the memory of a tragedy from that time. Driven by riveting stories and unforgettable characters, here is a dazzling meditation on intimacy, loneliness and our flawed perception of other people.

Subject Term
Sri Lankans -- Australia -- Fiction.
Sri Lankans -- Fiction.
Authors -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Australian fiction.
International travel -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- Fiction.
Sri Lanka -- Fiction.

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