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Conditions of Faith
  • Product ID: 9781865083087-SECONDHAND
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Conditions of Faith

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NB: This is a secondhand book in very good condition. See our FAQs for more information. Please note that the jacket image is indicative only.

Author: Alex Miller

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 416


Praise for Conditions of Faith 'My private acid test of a literary work is whether, having read it, it lingers in my mind afterward. Conditions of Faith fulfils that criterion; I am still thinking about Emily.' - Colleen McCulloch Praise for The Ancestor Game 'A wonderful novel of stunning intricacy and great beauty.' - Muchael Ondaatje 'A Major new novel if grand design and rich texture, a vast canvas of time and space . . .' - Helen Daniel, 'uThe Age Praise for 'The Sitters 'An awesomely elegant, subtly sensuous, stylish exploration of the inner self of an ageing portrait artist . . If there were doubts about the maturity of Australian fiction, this book puts those doubts to rest.' - Frank Moorhouse and Sue Woolfe, 1995 NSW Premier's Award Judges. Conditions of Faith is the long-awaited major new work by one of Australia's leading novelists. When Alex Miller's mother died she left him her fragmentary journal from the 1920s. Inspired by her exotic tales as a young woman living in Paris and this entr e into her emotional life, Miller has written Conditions of Faith. With university behind her, Emily Stanton finds herself on the threshold of life. Introduced to a Scottish engineer, the exoticism of his life in Paris beckons, and she leaves her family home in twenties Melbourne to become his wife. But far from providing answers, her conventional marriage awakens in her an ardent desire to find a reason for living beyond that of simply wife and mother, a desire that leads her to flirt with risk, passion and unorthodox friendships, and carries her to Tunisia on a journey of self-questioning and intellectual reawakening. Conditions of Faith is a provocative romance, but it is also an elegant and intellectually abundant meditation on a timeless dilemma. Impetuous yet entirely sympathetic, Emily Stanton, like Henry James' Isabel Archer, is in search of a reason for living in a society where motherhood is deemed reason enough. This mesmerising and thought-provoking story of dreams, obsessions and destiny will hold you in thrall.
  • Format: Secondhand, Hardback
  • Tags: Fiction, Hardback, Nov-2022, Romance, Secondhand
  • Barcode: 9781865083087-SECONDHAND
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