A New Map of the Universe

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University of Western Australia Press, 2005 - Fiction - 247 pages
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A New Map of the Universe is an engaging and lyrical novel that spans two generations and both hemispheres as the main character, Grace, navigates her new map of the universe. It is a story about grief and passion, architecture and astronomy, but above all about finding yourself. Grace dreams of designing a house for her lover, Michael, a place where they can begin their life together. But before she can step into her future with Michael, Grace must journey into the past to confront its crippling legacy of silence and secrets. Exploring the tragic consequences when people cease communicating with each other, and the suffering imposed on children by adults crippled by grief, A New Map of the Universe is, above all, a story about the nurturing power of love and compassion, and the resilience of the human spirit.

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Grace has always dreamed of being an architect and now she dreams of designing a house for her new lover Michael. However, before she can begin she must first confront her past, which for Grace is as ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Annabel Smith is the author of Whiskey Charlie Foxtrot which was chosen as the April 2015 pick for the Target Book Club in the U.S. Her other title, New Map of the Universe, was shortlisted for the WA Premier's Book Awards. She holds a PhD in Writing from Edith Cowan University. She has been writer in residence at Katherine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre and the Fellowship of Australian Writers. She had short fiction pub;lished in Westerly. In 2012 she was selected by the Australia Council as one of 5 inaugural recipients of a Creative Australia Fellowship for Emerging Artists, for the creation of an interactive app to accompany her esperimental speculative fiction The Ark.

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