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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 bestselling novel The Secret River received the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. The Idea of Perfection won the Orange Prize. Grenville’s other novels include Sarah Thornhill, The Lieutenant, Lilian’s...

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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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