Lilian's Story

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Author
Kate Grenville
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Genre
Fiction
Released
01 January, 1985

Lilian’s Story

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    Synopsis

    This is the story of Lilian Singer, born on 'a wild night in the year of Federation' into a stifling household which totally fails to subdue her.Madness, cruelty and sexuality permeate the household but Lilian's sights are set on education, love and - finally - her own transcendent forms of independence.Lilian Singer is, or becomes, that rare being: an eccentric true to her own self whose story reaches out to touch and delight the most discerning reader. She radiates energy and vitality through every page of this striking work.  Winner of the 1984 The Australian/Vogel Literary Award.'Dazzling fiction of universal appeal' Patrick White'A work of considerable beauty and power...told with great honesty and virtuosity.'  New York Times Book Review
    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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