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Disquiet

Julia Leigh


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PUBLISHED: 30th March 2009
ISBN: 9780143009573
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Accompanied by her two children, a woman tries to gain entry into a walled garden. The three have been on a long journey, making an escape of sorts. The children have never been here before. The woman has come home. But home is not as it was. Even when the woman gains entry, what she finds is not what she left.
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  • Paperback
    $17.19
PUBLISHED: 30th March 2009
ISBN: 9780143009573
ANNOTATION:
Accompanied by her two children, a woman tries to gain entry into a walled garden. The three have been on a long journey, making an escape of sorts. The children have never been here before. The woman has come home. But home is not as it was. Even when the woman gains entry, what she finds is not what she left.

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Accompanied by her two children, a woman tries to gain entry into a walled garden. The three have been on a long journey, making an escape of sorts. The children have never been here before. The woman has come home. But home is not as it was. Even when the woman gains entry, what she finds is not what she left.

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Accompanied by her two children, a woman tries to gain entry into a walled garden. The three have been on a long journey, making an escape of sorts. The children have never been here before. The woman has come home. But home is not as it was. Even when the woman gains entry, what she finds is not what she left. Her mother, her brother, her family - and herself - have experienced tragedies they do not discuss, and behave in ways that others pretend to ignore. Like a Bergman film or a Pinter play, Julia Leigh has created a work of unforgettable atmosphere and psychological drama - a strange and absolutely compelling vision of a family full of secrets, a short novel that ranks with the finest international literature.

Author Biography

Julia Leigh is the author of two internationally acclaimed and widely translated novels, The Hunter (1999) and Disquiet (2008). Her film Sleeping Beauty was nominated for the Palme D'Or at the Festival de Cannes 2011. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

Prizes

Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Award Christina Stead Prize for Fiction 2009

Product Details

Author
Julia Leigh
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Year
2009
ISBN-10
0143009575
ISBN-13
9780143009573
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2009-03-30
Country of Publication
Australia
Pages
144
Language
English
Media
Book
Audience
General/Trade
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