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    Description"Indisputably one of the century's greatest writers." --Annie Proulx ""The Hanging Garden" is a novel for our time--a story about parentless children, mistreated by a world that, by its lights, intends no harm but nonetheless does enduring damage." --"The New York Times Book Review "(cover review, 05/26/13)From the Nobel Prize-winning author of "The Eye of the Storm" comes a vivid, visceral tale of childhood friendship and sexual awakening from beyond the echoes of World War II.Sydney, Australia, 1942. Two children, on the cusp of adolescence, have been spirited away from the war in Europe and given shelter in a house on Neutral Bay, taken in by the charity of an old widow who wants little to do with them. The boy, Gilbert, has escaped the Blitz. The girl, Eirene, lost her father in a Greek prison. Left to their own devices, the children forge a friendship of startling honesty, forming a bond of uncommon complexity that they sense will shape their destinies for years to come.Patrick White's posthumously discovered novel, "The Hanging Garden," which represents the first part of what was intended to be his final masterpiece, is a breathtaking and important literary event. Seamlessly shifting among points of view, and written in dazzling prose, Patrick White's mastery of style and highly inventive storytelling will transport you as the work of few writers can.


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    Title
    The Hanging Garden
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patrick White
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 112 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781250028525
    ISBN 10: 1250028523
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP034
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ADOLES
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    DC22: 823/.912
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    B&T Approval Code: A25895000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC043000
    B&T Approval Code: P25109250
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: PR9619.3.W5 H35 2013
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Picador USA
    Imprint name
    Picador USA
    Publication date
    28 May 2013
    Author Information
    Patrick White was born in England in 1912 and raised in Australia. He became the most revered figure in modern Australian literature, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1973. He died in September 1990.
    Review quote
    ""The Hanging Garden "is a novel for our time--a story about parentless children, mistreated by a world that, by its lights, intends no harm but nonetheless does enduring damage....David Marr, White's biographer, and others dedicated to White's memory, decided to give us "The Hanging Garden." They were right to do so, and we should thank them for it."--John Sutherland, "The New York Times Book Review ""The creative intelligence behind the prose is as intense and the characterization as deft as anywhere in White...The world is a richer place now that we have "The Hanging Garden.""--J.M. Coetzee, "The New York Review of Books " "["The Hanging Garden" is] a beautifully executed, deeply moving story about the blossoming young love in a dangerous and unpredictable world....A powerful novel about loss and love that fans of literary fiction will appreciate."--"Library Journal ""["The Hanging Garden" is] a complete, complex, and beautiful portrait, an important addition to classic contemporary fiction."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred) "["The Hanging Garden"] is, therefore, but a glimpse--a tantalizing, sensate, glimpse--of one of the twentieth century's top writers, in raw but still beautiful form."--"Booklist" "Patrick White re-creates the world by depicting the life we think we know in an entirely original and luminous way. Everything about "The Hanging Garden," his final novel, is thrilling, consummate, and revelatory....A rare and wonderful gift to White devotees and a perfect introduction for new readers."--Peter Cameron, author of "Coral Glynn ""Atmospheric and unsettling. White's writing is infused with a powerful sense of yearning and loss. A book poignant with the uncertainty and bewilderment of childhood's passing."--Tan Twan Eng, author of "The Garden of Evening Mists ""One of the most vivid, erotically charged, emotionally wrenching works of fiction I've read this century."--"The Canberra Times" (Australia)