This month we feature two classics by Patrick White: essential story collection The Cockatoos, introduced by Gail Jones, and the late novel Memoirs of Many in One, introduced by Sophie Cunningham.
‘A strong case could be made for White as the finest and most profound novelist anywhere in the world now working in English…Memoirs of Many in One will fascinate any reader.’ Washington Post
‘The Cockatoos…is superb. It is a slow, beautiful dance of love and death.’Chicago Tribune Book World
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