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The Year of the Beast
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Steven Carroll
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The Year of the Beast

Steven Carroll


9781460757697

Harper Collins


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945);
Advocate - Australian Fiction


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'He is one of the best we've ever had' Geraldine Brooks One of Australia's finest and most critically acclaimed writers returns with a powerful novel that goes back to the very beginning of the story, to bring his sweeping Glenroy series to a magnificent close.

Melbourne, 1917: the times are tumultuous, the city is in the grip of a kind of madness. The Great War is raging, and it is the time of the hotly contested second conscription referendum. Fights are raging on the streets, rallies for 'YES' and 'NO' facing off against each other on opposing corners. Men, women and children, jostling, brawling, fighting and spitting.

Through these streets walks Maryanne, forty years old, unmarried and seven months pregnant. These are uncertain, dangerous times for a woman in her position. And she is facing a difficult choice - a choice which gets more urgent by the day - whether to give her child up for adoption as the Church insists she does, or to keep her child and face an uncertain future.

An extraordinary powerful novel of a time, a city and a woman, The Year of the Beast is Steven Carroll at his best. A rhythmic, insistent and pulsing novel that tells a compelling story of mothers, families, and what it means to be an individual, standing against the surge of the crowd.

By:   Steven Carroll
Imprint:   Harper Collins
Country of Publication:   Australia
Volume:   06
Dimensions:   Height: 236mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   395g
ISBN:   9781460757697
ISBN 10:   1460757696
Series:   Glenroy
Publication Date:   February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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