The Labyrinth

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Author
Amanda Lohrey
Publisher
Text Publishing
Genre
Fiction
Released
04 August, 2020
ISBN
9781922330109

The Labyrinth

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Synopsis

Erica Marsden’s son, an artist, has been imprisoned for homicidal negligence. In a state of grief, Erica cuts off all ties to family and friends, and retreats to a quiet hamlet on the south-east coast near the prison where he is serving his sentence. There, in a rundown shack, she obsesses over creating a labyrinth by the ocean. To build it—to find a way out of her quandary—Erica will need the help of strangers. And that will require her to trust, and to reckon with her past. The Labyrinth is a hypnotic story of guilt and denial, of the fraught relationship between parents and children, that is also a meditation on how art can both be ruthlessly destructive and restore sanity. It shows Amanda Lohrey to be at the peak of her powers.
Amanda Lohrey
About the author

Amanda Lohrey

Amanda Lohrey is a writer, and novelist. She completed her education at the University of Tasmania before taking up a scholarship at the University of Cambridge. From 1988 to 1994 she lectured in writing and textual studies at the University of Technology, Sydney. Since 2002 she has held the position of lecturer in School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.

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