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The Hanging Garden
Bib ID 7288140
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
White, Patrick, author
 
Online Access
Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries. 
Description Sydney, Australia : Penguin Random House Australia, 2012 
© 
1 online resource (240 pages). 
ISBN 1742752675 (EPUB)
9781742752679 (EPUB)
Technical Details

text file : EPUB : 0.79MB 

Summary

A previously unpublished novel from the Australian winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Two children are brought to a wild garden on the shores of Sydney Harbour to shelter from the Second World War. The boy's mother has died in the Blitz. The girl is the daughter of a Sydney woman and a Communist executed in a Greek prison. In wartime Australia, these two children form an extraordinary bond as they negotiate the dangers of life as strangers abandoned on the far side of the world. With the tenderness and rigour of an old, wise novelist, Patrick White explores the world of these children, the city of his childhood and the experience of war. The Hanging Garden ends as the news reaches Sydney of victory in Europe, and the children face their inevitable separation. White put the novel aside at this point and how he planned to finish the work remains a mystery. But at his death in 1990 he left behind a masterpiece in the making.

Notes

Imprint: RHA eBooks Adult.

Audience: General.

Subjects Classic fiction (pre c 1945)  |  Fiction - General  |  Fiction - Historical  |  Fiction - War  |  Australian

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