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Author Dovey, Ceridwen, author.

Title In the Garden of the Fugitives / Ceridwen Dovey.

Published [Melbourne, Victoria] : Penguin Random House Australia, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  A823.4 DOVEY    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail SpC/AX  A823.4 DOVEY    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description 304 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Almost twenty years after forbidding him to contact her, Vita receives an email from Royce. Once, he was her benefactor and she was one of his brightest protUgUs. Now Royce is ailing and Vita's career has stalled, and both have a need to settle accounts. Beyond their shared, murky history, both have lost beloveds, one to a strange disappearance, another to an untimely death. And both are trying to free themselves from deeper pasts - Vita from the inheritance of her birthplace, Royce from the bodies that lie in the ancient city of Pompeii, and the secrets of the Garden of the Fugitives. Between what's been repressed and what has been excavated are disturbances that reach back through decades, even centuries. Profoundly addictive and unsettling, In the Garden of the Fugitives is a masterpiece of duplicity and counterplay, as brilliantly illuminating as it is surprising - about the obscure workings of guilt in the human psyche, the compulsion to create and control, and the dangerous morphing of desire into obsession. It is the breakthrough work of one of Australia's most exciting emerging writers.
Subject Guilt -- Fiction.
Benefactors -- Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Pompeii (Extinct city) -- Fiction.
Australian fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Epistolary fiction.
ISBN 9781926428598 paperback