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A Stairway to Paradise

Alex and Andrew are friends. And Barbara … Barbara is a goddess. Here is the eternal triangle, the story of three people in an unhappy tangle of emotions, none able to articulate the precise quality of their longing and dissatisfaction.Are any of them truly interested in reaching the ‘paradise’ they claim to be seeking, or are they actually trying to avoid it?In St. John’s hands, what is commonplace is transformed and transcendent. This is the work of an extraordinary writer.

Madeleine St John
About the Author

Madeleine St John was born in Sydney in 1941. Her father, Edward, was a barrister and Liberal politician. Her mother, Sylvette, committed suicide in 1954, when Madeleine was twelve. Sylvette’s death, Madeleine later said, ‘obviously changed everything’.

St John studied Arts at Sydney University, where her contemporaries included Bruce Beresford,...

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Extent:
208pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
1 March 2010
ISBN:
9781921656118
AU Price:
$29.95
NZ Price:
$36.00
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