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In the Garden of the Fugitives

In the Garden of the Fugitives

Author: Ceridwen Dovey
$32.99(AUD)  inc GST
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A BOOK WE LOVED :  When Vita and Royce take up a written correspondence after many years of silence, the reader is taken into story within story within story, as both characters excavate their pasts. Taking us to the archaeological gardens of Pompeii and to post-apartheid South Africa, this is a vivid and profound exploration of love, desire, guilt, loss, and the healing power of writing down one’s own story. I couldn’t stop thinking about this once I put it down - Molly

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Almost twenty years after forbidding him to contact her, Vita receives an email fromRoyce. Once, he was her benefactor and she was one of his brightest protUgUes. NowRoyce is ailing and Vita's career has stalled, and both have a need to settle accounts.Beyond their shared, murky history, both have lost beloveds, one to a strangedisappearance, another to an untimely death. 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. Betweenwhat's been repressed and what has been excavated are disturbances that reach backthrough decades, even centuries.Profoundly addictive and unsettling, In the Garden of the Fugitives is a masterpiece ofduplicity and counterplay, as brilliantly illuminating as it is surprising - about the obscureworkings of guilt in the human psyche, the compulsion to create and control, and thedangerous morphing of desire into obsession. It is the breakthrough work of one ofAustralia's most exciting emerging writers.

Author description

Ceridwen Dovey was born in South Africa and raised between South Africa and Australia. She studied social anthropology at Harvard as an undergraduate and received her Masters in social anthropology from New York University. Her debut novel, Blood Kin, was published in fifteen countries, shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, and selected for the US National Book Foundation's prestigious '5 Under 35' honours list. The Wall Street Journal has named her as one of their 'artists to watch.' Her second book of fiction, Only the Animals, was described by The Guardian as a 'dazzling, imagined history of humans' relationship with animals.' Ceridwen lives in Sydney.

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General Fields

  • : 9781926428598
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : Hamish Hamilton
  • : February 2018
  • : 2.4 X 15.4
  • : Australia
  • : March 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Ceridwen Dovey
  • : 272
  • : en