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A Stairway to Paradise

A Stairway to Paradise: Text Classics

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Madeleine St John

Introduction by Toni Jordan

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. She studied Arts at Sydney University, where her contemporaries included Bruce Beresford, Germaine Greer, Clive James and Robert Hughes. In 1993, St John published her first novel, The Women in Black, the only book she set in Australia. Her third novel, The Essence of the Thing (1997), was...

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Extent:
224pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
1 October 2018
ISBN:
9781925773095
AU Price:
$12.95
NZ Price:
$15.99
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Praise for Madeleine St John
andA Stairway to Paradise

‘Not much in the way of folly escapes Madeleine St John, and the oubliette she opens into the darker reaches of the spirit is unsettling.’

‘St John proves herself a comic, humane observer.’

‘Madeleine St John is brilliant on the elliptical way lovers talk to each other.’

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