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The aunt's story / Patrick White
Bib ID 4267260
Format BookBook
Author
White, Patrick, 1912-1990
 
Description North Sydney, N.S.W. : Vintage, 2008 
336 p. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 9781741667585
Summary

"With the death of her mother, middle-aged Theodora Goodman contemplates the desert of her life. Freed from the trammels of convention, she leaves Australia for a European tour and becomes involved with the residents of a small French hotel. But creating other people's lives, even in love and pity, can lead to madness. Her ability to reconcile joy and sorrow is an unbearable torture to her. On the journey home, Theodora finds there is little to choose between the reality of illusion and the illusion of reality. She looks for peace, even if it is beyond the borders of insanity."--Provided by publisher.

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First published by Vintage in 1994.

First published in Great Britain by Eyre & Spottiswoode in 1948.

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