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The Women's Pages

Debra Adelaide



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27 October 2015
Ellis, an ordinary suburban young woman of the 1960s, is troubled by secrets and gaps in her past that become more puzzling as her creator, Dove, writes her story fifty years later. Having read Wuthering Heights to her dying mother, Dove finds she cannot shake off the influence of that singular novel: it has infected her like a disease. Instead of returning to her normal life she follows the story it has inspired to discover more about Ellis, who has emerged from the pages of fiction herself - or has she? - to become a modern successful career woman.

The Women's Pages is about the choices and compromises women must make, their griefs and losses, and their need to fill in the absent spaces where other women - especially those who become mothers - should have been. And it is about the mysterious process of creativity, about the way stories are shaped and fiction is formed. Right up to its astonishing conclusion, The Women's Pages asserts the power of the reader's imagination, which can make the deepest desires and strangest dreams come true.

The Women's Pages by Debra Adelaide at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   394g
ISBN:   9781743535981
ISBN 10:   1743535988
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
  • Long-listed for Nita B Kibble Literary Awards for Women Writers 2016
  • Long-listed for Nita B Kibble Literary Awards for Women Writers 2016 (Australia)
  • Long-listed for Nita B. Kibble Award 2016
  • Long-listed for Nita B. Kibble Award 2016.

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