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Dark Places

Dark Places: Text Classics

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Kate Grenville

  • awardWinner, Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, 1995
  • awardShortlisted, Miles Franklin Award, 1995
  • awardWinner, Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature, 2017
  • Introduction by Louise Adler

    This is Albion Gidley Singer at the pen, a man with a weakness for a good fact. The first fact is always the hardest: you have to begin somewhere, and such is the nature of this intractable universe that the only thing you can start with is yourself.

    Dark Places, a companion novel to Lilian’s Story, is the tale of a man with a comically grand exterior who believes he has the right, and the duty, to conquer the mocking flesh of any woman. Even his own daughter.

    Kate Grenville
    About the Author

    Kate Grenville is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers. Her international bestseller The Secret River was awarded local and overseas prizes, has been adapted for the stage and as an acclaimed television miniseries, and is now a much-loved classic. Grenville’s other novels include Sarah Thornhill, The Lieutenant, Dark Places and the Orange...

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    About the Introducer

    Louise Adler is CEO and Publisher-in-Chief of Melbourne University Publishing. She is the Deputy Chancellor of Monash University and the Chair of the Board of Methodist Ladies' College. She also serves as a member of the Board of the Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

    Louise wrote the...

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    Extent:
    352pp
    Format:
    Paperback
    Text publication date:
    26 April 2012
    First published:
    1994
    Region:
    NSW
    ISBN:
    9781921922213
    AU Price:
    $12.95
    NZ Price:
    $15.99
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    • Dark Places
      ebook
      ISBN: 9781921921810
      26 April 2012
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