The White Body of Evening

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Flamingo, 2002 - Artists - 350 pages
Debut novel set in Melbourne at the turn of the last century. Tells the story of Albert and Anna who marry in the Spring of 1891 and prove to be an unmatched couple, she a Lutheran and his background one of crime and obsession. Their children, Paul and Ondine, grow up to be in conflict with society and each other. Author teaches English literature at the University of Melbourne.

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The Walters are an eccentric family who struggles through life. They go from the allies and back parts of Melbourne to Europe which is struggling of war. This book has plenty of magic and brothels and ... Read full review

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I loved this, as his earlier book.Writes in an engaging manner that includes a historical/creative and disturbing sentiment. I liked the backdrop of Melbourne in the late 1800's and the central ... Read full review

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