The Life to Come
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, "The life to come" is a dazzling meditation on intimacy, loneliness and our flawed perception of other people. Profoundly moving as well as bitingly funny, "The Life to Come" reveals how the shadows cast by both the past and the future can transform, distort and undo the present.
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The Life to ComeUser Review - Publishers Weekly
De Kretser’s sprawling follow-up to her novella Springtime features many different lives converging and diverging across decades and continents. In Sydney, Pippa wants to make her mark on Australian ... Read full review
The Life to ComeUser Review - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing
The Life to Come is Michelle de Kretser's first novel since her Miles Franklin Literary Award-winning Questions of Travel in 2012, and it affirms her as a writer of great perception and eloquence ... Read full review