The Unforgiving City

Publisher details

The Unforgiving City
Author
Maggie Joel
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Genres
Australian Fiction, Australian History, Fiction
Released
03 September, 2019

Synopsis

Secrets and lies throw three lives into chaos in the last days of the nineteenth century.

Colonial Sydney in the final weeks of the nineteenth century: a city striving for union and nationhood but dogged by divisions so deep they threaten to derail, not just the Federation, but the colony itself. There are chasms opening too when a clandestine note reaches the wrong hands in the well-to-do household of aspiring politician Alasdair Dunlevy and his wife Eleanor. Below stairs, their maid Alice faces a desperate situation with her wayward sister.Despite sharing a house, Eleanor, Alice and Alasdair are each alone in their torment and must each find some solution, but at what cost to themselves and those they love? Evocative, immediate and involving, this is the sweeping story of three people, their passions and ambitions, and the far-flung ripples their choices will cause.
Maggie Joel
About the author

Maggie Joel

Maggie Joel has been writing fiction since the mid-1990s and her short stories have been widely published in Southerly, Westerly, Island, Overlandand Canberra Arts Review, and broadcast on ABC radio.

Books by Maggie Joel

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