Dark Places

Publisher details

Dark Places
Author
Kate Grenville
Publisher
Text Publishing
Genre
Fiction
Released
01 January, 1994

Synopsis

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.Winner, Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, 1995.'A compelling narrative, rendered with compassion.’ Newsday‘The ambition behind it is met at almost every point by Grenville’s talent: unmistakable voice, solid intelligence, beautiful sharp language.’ Sunday Age‘A ventriloqual tour de force.’ Sydney Morning HeraldDark Places trumps most of Grenville’s other books and proves that she is one of Australia’s top authors. A companion volume to Lilian’s Story, this is the dark tale of Lillian’s father whose abuse led to her madness. This sensitively told story places Sydney in its historical context and unpacks the sins of our fathers in a visceral way.’ Brisbane Sunday Mail
Kate Grenville
About the author

Kate Grenville

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 Prize winner The Idea of Perfection. Her most recent books are two works of non-fiction, One Life: My Mother’s Story and The Case Against Fragrance. She has also written three books about the writing process. In 2017 Grenville was awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. She lives in Melbourne.

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