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Author Miller, Alex, 1936-

Title Autumn Laing / Alex Miller
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2011

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Description 452 pages ; 23 cm
regular print
Contents Autumn Laing seduces Pat Donlon with her pearly thighs and her lust for life and art. In doing so she not only compromises the trusting love she has with her husband, Arthur, she also steals the future from Pat's young and beautiful wife, Edith, and their unborn child. Fifty-three years later, cantankerous, engaging, unrestrainable 85-year-old Autumn is shocked to find within herself a powerful need for redemption. As she begins to tell her story, she writes, 'They are all dead and I am old and skeleton-gaunt. This is where it began...' Written with compassion and intelligence, this energetic, funny and wise novel peels back the layers of storytelling and asks what truth has to do with it. Autumn Laing is an unflinchingly intimate portrait of a woman and her time -- she is unforgettable
Summary "Autumn Laing seduces Pat Donlon with her pearly thighs and her lust for life and art. In doing so she not only compromises the trusting love she has with her husband, Arthur, she also steals the future from Pat's young and beautiful wife, Edith, and their unborn child. Fifty-three years later, cantankerous, engaging, unrestrainable 85-year-old Autumn is shocked to find within herself a powerful need for redemption. As she begins to tell her story, she writes, 'They are all dead and I am old and skeleton-gaunt. This is where it began...' Written with compassion and intelligence, this energetic, funny and wise novel peels back the layers of storytelling and asks what truth has to do with it. Autumn Laing is an unflinchingly intimate portrait of a woman and her time - she is unforgettable."--Publisher
Audience General
Tertiary/Undergraduate
Notes Shortlisted, Prime Minister's Literary Awards, Fiction, 2012
Subject Artists and patrons -- Fiction.
Artists -- Fiction.
Australian fiction -- 21st century.
Australian fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Married people -- Fiction.
Redemption -- Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction.
Women -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Novels.
LC no. 2011514479
ISBN 9781742378510 (hbk.)