Coverart for item
The Resource The life to come : a novel, Michelle de Kretser

The life to come : a novel, Michelle de Kretser

Label
The life to come : a novel
Title
The life to come
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michelle de Kretser
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set in Australia, France, and Sri Lanka, The Life to Come is about the stories we tell and don't tell ourselves as individuals, as societies, and as nations. Driven by a vivid cast of characters, it explores necessary emigration, the art of fiction, and ethnic and class conflict. Pippa is an Australian writer who longs for the success of her novelist teacher and eventually comes to fear that she "missed everything important." In Paris, 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 and can't commit to his trusting girlfriend, Cassie. Sri Lankan Christabel, who is generously offered a passage to Sydney by Bunty, an old acquaintance, endures her dull job and envisions a brighter future that "rose, glittered, and sank back," while she neglects the love close at hand. The stand-alone yet connected worlds of The Life to Come offer meditations on intimacy, loneliness, and our flawed perception of reality. Enormously moving, gorgeously observant of physical detail, and often very funny, this new novel by Michelle de Kretser reveals how the shadows cast by both the past and the future can transform and distort the present. It is teeming with life and earned wisdom-- exhilaratingly contemporary, with the feel of a classic."--Provided by publisher
Has edition
Summary
Connected stories set in Australia, France and Sri Lanka follow a writer longing for success, a woman seeing a married man and a man with commitment issues stemming from a childhood tragedy
Writing style
Award
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017.
  • Miles Franklin Award, 2018.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10582092
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Kretser, Michelle
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.D4
LC item number
L55 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors
  • Man-woman relationships
  • International travel
  • Loneliness
Target audience
adult
Label
The life to come : a novel, Michelle de Kretser
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781936787821
Lccn
2017950927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1003727672
  • (OCoLC)1003727672
Label
The life to come : a novel, Michelle de Kretser
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781936787821
Lccn
2017950927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1003727672
  • (OCoLC)1003727672

Library Locations

    • James City County LibraryBorrow it
      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
Processing Feedback ...