Not hidden from her are the shenanigans her Uncle I had this book on my shelves for years, spooked by the title into avoiding it. It was to lodge in his mind and haunt his imagination, becoming the kernel for this enthralling and emotive novel. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Like that book, the story of Woman of the Inner Sea arises from a true incident, and once more the imagining of it is utterly convincing. Predicting the blast proves more difficult that setting it. About this Item: Nan A. She heads inland to what was once Australias inner sea to try and erase herself really.
This novel covers a lot of emotional territory for less than 300 pages in length. Although he initially studied for the Catholic priesthood, he abandoned that idea in 1960, turning to teaching and clerical work before writing and publishing his first novel, The Place at Whitton, in 1964. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. The book is charged with indelible characterizations, and Keneally's prose is compact, stinging, and near-perfect, moving you back and forward into action majestically. It is not as accessible or folksy as some other titles by Keneally, but worth the effort. No easy way out here; he phrases everything in the most complicated way possible.
This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. The characters were very real and so Australian that it could not have been set anywhere else in my view. And at the center of this panorama stands Kate, a passionate woman of great integrity caught in a nightmare of grief and deception. About this Item: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. About Woman of the Inner Sea Why would wealthy Kate Gaffney-Kozinsky flee her husband, lover, family, and society? Two children are born and they begin to grow up in a family whose cracks are beginning to appear. Gradually, she achieves many of her goals and while she adjusts, we learn in bits and pieces that her house burned down with her children in it while she was out to dinner.
I liked the outback Australian images and descriptions and could really picture the pub and its regulars. Kate wondered if Gus and the beasts still slept from their adventures, or if Gus was already up, feeding them their protein pellets, giving them extra to make up for the barbarity of the owner of the tableau vivant. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Many fine characters drawn such as Jelly, Gus, Uncle Frank, and Chifley the kangaroo, woven together by a heart-rending but all-too-believable narrative plot that is purportedly based on fact. She becomes a barmaid in a back-of-beyond town that suffers chronic and regular flooding, and, sure enough, climatic disaster strikes again.
The landscape, though still unchanging ancient Australia, is now utterly different, offering new possibilities to new lives and even the opportunity to rewrite her personal history. Maybe only Australians could understand. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. He is best known for writing Schindler's Ark, the Booker Prize-winning novel of 1982, which was inspired by the efforts of Poldek Pfefferberg, a Holocaust survivor. All this time the diet of steak and potatoes have taken their toll and there is less of the Sydney socialite and more of the Back of Bourke in Kate. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library.
He gives us the world of Kate who lives with her husband, a wealthy property developer, and two children. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Again, his duty to prevent Connie from taking to her carotid with sharp objects governed the noises he made with his mouth. Not a quick, easy read.
The plot wanders across country after explosive events. . Woman of the Inner Sea is Thomas Keneally's strongest, most compelling work since his Booker Prize-winning Schindler's List. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading.
Bits and pieces of the events that mark the tragic past she is attempting to obliterate--eating herself into a new identity. But people could not hold that much artifice in their head. Since that time he has been a full-time writer, aside from the occasional stint as a lecturer or writer-in-residence. Woman of the Inner Sea, with its evocation of the heroic in the midst of disaster and evil, will be remembered as one of Thomas Keneally's best works. Woman of the Inner Sea, with its evocation of the heroic in the midst of disaster and evil, will be remembered as one of Thomas Keneally's best works. The images of Australia are lovely and desperate too, but that is the contrast of our land and of Kate. It sticks with you--but all in all I'm still not certain whether I liked it or not.
Kate Gaffney has an uncle who is a priest. Reading Group Discussion Points Other Books With Reading Group Guides. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Tanned pages and age spots, however, this will not interfere with reading. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. I think I appeal to 'hells angels' kind of writers. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership.