Roddy Parr by Peter Rose
A witty, seductive and moving novel of a famous writer and his protege
Roddy Parr takes us into the luminous circle of a literary giant. It is a world of family intrigues, importunate fans -- and dark secrets. Roddy Parr is an outsider, an ambitious young man who has just completed his PhD on the legendary David Anthem -- a writer regularly tipped to win the next Nobel Prize for Literature.
Through his friendship with Anthem's publisher, the dazzling svengali Julia Collis, Roddy joins the Anthem household as David's secretary. Julia's not-so-secret agenda is for him to become David's biographer. Soon Roddy is indispensable, and finds his new status as insider increasingly addictive. Yet Anthem's world is steeped in tragedy and its truths are not simple ones.
Literary insider Peter Rose has created an irresistible novel of ambition, passion and moral dilemmas.
About the Author
Peter Rose grew up in country Victoria. He is a poet, memoirist and novelist as well as the editor of Australian Book Review. Peter's memoir, Rose Boys, won the National Biography Award in 2002. He lives in Melbourne.
Paperback | 384 pages
158 x 233 x 26mm | 436g
01 Jul 2010
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
New South Wales, Australia
A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.