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September 2018 Fiction: Literary

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    Distributor: Publishers Group Canada Supplies to:CA Availability: Available Excluding:Jun 17, 2020 On Sale Date:Sep 07, 2018 Carton Quantity:24 $28.50 CAD
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The Passage of Love
By (author): Alex Miller
9781609454647 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Sagas Sep 07, 2018
$28.50 CAD
Active 5.25 x 8.25 x 0 in | 10 gr 512 pages Europa Editions
 
Australian Indie Book Award 2018, Long-listed

“This thoughtful autobiographical work by an award-winning Australian novelist” chronicles a young author’s adventuresome coming of age (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

In this epic yet intimate autobiographical novel, acclaimed Australian author Alex Miller returns to his fictional alter ego Robert Crofts, the subject of his debut work, Watching the Climbers on the Mountain. To flee his abusive father in the years after World War II, sixteen-year-old Robert leaves his childhood home in London for the Australian Outback. After a sojourn there, Robert moves to cosmopolitan Melbourne where he meets Lena Soren, the woman who becomes the true center of his life.
As their intimacy deepens, Lena struggles to free herself from the familial demands and social norms that suffocate her. Very much in love, Robert follows Lena to the end of the earth and back again as their relationship nourishes both his artistic aspirations and her ever stronger sense of self.
The Passage of Love is the story of a young man discovering his calling, a young woman pursuing her own destiny, and a modern country struggling to define itself through shifting mores.

Alex Miller is the two-time winner of Australia's premier literary prize, the Miles Franklin Award, and winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for The Ancestor Game . His novels have been translated into over a dozen languages.

Praise for The Passage of Love A rich addition to the growing shelf of autofiction from a seasoned storyteller." - Kirkus (Starred Review)" The Passage of Love is a gift . . . It is an observation, a sharing of knowledge, and a transcript of a life lived with yearning. The Passage of Love is quite extraordinary." - Chris Gordon, Readings "Miller's story is long, intense, and vital." - Geordie Williamson, Australian Book Review "A love letter to the craft of writing . . . A great read, with profound insights into the nature of love and creativity." - Nicole Abadee, Australian Financial Review "A near masterpiece of autobiographical fiction." - Stephen Romei, The Weekend Australian "

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