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In the Garden of the Fugitives by Ceridwen Dovey (Paperback, 2018)

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In the Garden of the Fugitives is Ceridwen Dovey's new unputdownable novel of obsession, guilt, and the power of the past to possess the present.

Almost twenty years after forbidding him to contact her, Vita receives an email from her old benefactor, Royce. Once, she was one of his brightest protégées; now her career has stalled and Royce is ailing, and each has a need to settle accounts.

Beyond their murky shared history, both are trying to free themselves from deeper pasts. Between what’s been repressed and what has been excavated are disturbances that reach back through decades, even centuries.

Addictive and unsettling, In the Garden of the Fugitives is a masterpiece of duplicity and counter-play, as brilliantly illuminating as it is surprising – about the obscure workings of guilt in the human psyche, the compulsion to create, and the dangerous morphing of desire into control. It is the breakthrough work of one of Australia’s most exciting emerging writers.

About the Author

Ceridwen Dovey was born in South Africa and raised between South Africa and Australia. She studied social anthropology at Harvard as an undergraduate and received her Masters in social anthropology from New York University. Her debut novel, Blood Kin, was published in fifteen countries, shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, and selected for the US National Book Foundation's prestigious '5 Under 35' honours list. The Wall Street Journal has named her as one of their 'artists to watch.' Her second book of fiction, Only the Animals, was described by The Guardian as a 'dazzling, imagined history of humans' relationship with animals.' Ceridwen lives in Sydney.

 

 Paperback | 320 pages

154 x 232 x 24mm | 426g

 

 Penguin Random House Australia

 Hamish Hamilton

 Hawthorn, Australia

 1926428595

 9781926428598

 

Condition: Very Good

A secondhand book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.