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In the Garden of the Fugitives

Ceridwen Dovey


PUBLISHED: 26th February 2018
ISBN: 9781926428598
In the Garden of the Fugitives
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PUBLISHED: 26th February 2018
ISBN: 9781926428598

Publisher Description

Almost twenty years after forbidding him to contact her, Vita receives an email from her old benefactor, Royce. Once, she was one of his brightest protegees; now her career has stalled and Royce is ailing, and each has a need to settle accounts.

Beyond their murky shared history, both have lost beloveds, one to an untimely death, another to a strange disappearance. And both are trying to free themselves from deeper pasts, Vita from the inheritance of her birthplace, Royce from the grip of the ancient city of Pompeii and the secrets of the Garden of the Fugitives. Between what's been repressed and what has been excavated are disturbances that reach back through decades, even centuries.

Addictive and unsettling, In the Garden of the Fugitives is a masterpiece of duplicity and counterplay, as brilliantly illuminating as it is surprising - about the obscure workings of guilt in the human psyche, the compulsion to create, and the dangerous morphing of desire into control. It is the breakthrough work of one of Australia's most exciting emerging writers.

Author Biography

Ceridwen Dovey's debut novel, Blood Kin, was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Award and selected for the US National Book Foundation's prestigious '5 Under 35' honours list. Her short story collection, Only the Animals, won the Readings NewAustralian Writing Award. She writes non-fiction for various publications, including newyorker.com and The Monthly, and lives in Sydney with her husband and two sons.

Product Details

Author
Ceridwen Dovey
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Year
2018
ISBN-10
1926428595
ISBN-13
9781926428598
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2018-02-26
Country of Publication
Australia
Pages
320
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