The Life to Come

The Life to Come

Book - 2017
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Pippa is a writer who longs for success. Celeste tries to convince herself that her feelings for her married lover are reciprocated. Ash makes strategic use of his childhood in Sri Lanka but blots out the memory of a tragedy from that time. Driven by riveting stories and unforgettable characters, here is a dazzling meditation on intimacy, loneliness and our flawed perception of other people. Profoundly moving as well as wickedly funny, The Life to Come reveals how the shadows cast by both the past and the future can transform, distort and undo the present.
Publisher: Crows Nest, New South Wales :, Allen & Unwin,, 2017.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 375 pages ;,24 cm.

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Each of the five chapters of this absorbing and witty novel focuses on a different unforgettable character, from a delusional lover to a refugee recovering from tragedy. The stories are linked together by Pippa, an aspiring but untalented author, who along with the other characters, has to naviga... Read More »


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