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The Life to Come by [de Kretser, Michelle]
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Is it possible we already have the year's best novel? I'll be amazed if anything surpasses this compulsive, exquisitely light-footed narrative...glorious. * Daily Mail * De Kretser's satirical observations - on the literati, self-congratulation, suburban pretension - are so subtly deboning they remind me of Jane Austen's...The Life to Come deserves all the gongs we can bang for it. * The Spectator * Exhilaratingly good writing...each page yields sparkling sentences and keen observations. * Literary Review * [de Kretser's] writing captures, with unflagging wit, grace and subtlety, the spiritual as well as physical journeys of people on the move - between cultures, mindsets and stages of growth. -- Boyd Tonkin * Financial Times * Funny and satirical, this is a biting look at the way we present ourselves and the way we are seen by others. * Stylist * As always, Michelle de Kretser offers a wide compassionate view...Above all, there is the pleasure of her writing. * Times Literary Supplement * For a novel concerned with dislocation, there's a lot of grounding humour ...de Kretser's observations are so spot on, you'll forgive her even as you cringe. * New York Times * Superb, ambitious and deeply moving * The Australian * A remarkable achievement...wise and abrasive, witty and poignant. * The Saturday Paper * Her powers of description and evocation are remarkable...Michelle de Kretser has written a comic lament of disarming force. * Sydney Morning Herald * My book of the year is Michelle de Kretser's The Life to Come, a sharp and unsettling novel - narcissism of all kinds is skewered here - that is deeply pleasurable to read. * Ceridwen Dovey, The Australian * A joyful and mournful meditation on the endless small pleasures and complications of life...sure-footed and often surprising. * Publishers Weekly *

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‘Novel by novel, the Sri Lankan-born Australian has emerged as one of the most fiercely intelligent voices in fiction today.’ (The Independent)

‘... one of those rare writers whose work balances substance with style. Her writing is very witty, but it also goes deep, informed at every point by a benign and far-reaching intelligence.’ (The Sydney Morning Herald)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 678 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin (27 September 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0732L1SBV
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,859 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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