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By Charlotte Wood

ISBN-10: 1743311842

ISBN-13: 9781743311844

Charlotte wooden has been defined as 'one of the main clever and compassionate novelists in Australia' (The Age), and 'one of our best and so much chameleonic writers' (The Australian). Her newest paintings, Love & starvation: innovations at the present of nutrients, is a e-book of contemplations on cooking. Her fourth novel, Animal humans, used to be published in overdue 2011 to serious acclaim and used to be long-listed for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Her prior novels, the bestseller the youngsters, The Submerged Cathedral and items of a lady have been shortlisted for varied prize together with the Miles Franklin Award and neighborhood Commonwealth Writers' Prize.

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Arresting. . ” —The Seattle Times “An entrancing meditation upon identity and failure . . the author’s sense of language startles and inspires. . ” —The Orlando Sentinel “Banville’s language has a beautiful, persuasive rhythm. . ” —The Sunday Times I At first it was a form. Or not even that. A weight, an extra weight; a ballast. I felt it that first day out in the fields. It was as if someone had fallen silently into step beside me, or inside me, rather, someone who was else, another, and yet familiar.

She was a querulous, distracted person, given to worries and vague agitations, always labouring under unspecified grievances, always waiting, it seemed, tight-lipped and patiently sorrowing, for a general apology from the world. She was afraid of everything, of being late and of being too early, of draughts and of stuffiness, of germs and crowds and accidents and neighbours, of being knocked down in the street by a stranger and robbed. When my father died she took to widowhood as if it were the natural state for which her life with him had been merely a long and heartsore preparation.

How do you get the egg back into the chicken,” she said, “for it to come out again? ” “I don’t know. It just . . ” Now she did laugh, sharply. ” I sighed angrily. “Not everything is . ” Sigh. “Not everything . ” I gave it up. Still she held me fixed in fond disparaging regard. “Oh, yes,” she said. ” Now we were both angry. She could not understand why I wanted to come back here. She said it was morbid. She said I should have sold the place years ago, when my mother died. I stood in sullen silence, offering no defence; I had none to offer.

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