Albion's Story

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Harcourt Brace, 1994 - Fiction - 375 pages
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Albion Gidley Singer: well schooled in upper-class Sydney, inheritor of his father's lucrative stationery goods business. An awkward lad, no good at the social games expected of him, he hides behind an assemblage of facts that he trots out, at length, to anyone who will listen. Traumatized by the repugnancies of the world - hunger, poverty, the "underworld" of women - Albion barely manages to stomach the rituals that accompany initiation into manhood. And so, with scientific precision, he searches for a proper mate. He does not agonize over his choice, for he knows that in essence women are all the same, "nearly as interchangeable as the bricks in a wall.".

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Australian Grenville (Joan Makes History, LJ 11/15/88) takes us deep into the frighteningly twisted mind of Albion Gidley Singer. Born in the latter part of the 19th century, the only son of a ... Read full review

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Kate Grenville was born in Sydney in 1950. She currently lives in Sydney.

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