The Hanging Garden

The Hanging Garden

by Patrick White

CD-Extra Publication Date: 01/01/2017

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Two children negotiate the dangers of life as World War Two evacuees in this unfinished novel from the Nobel Prize-winning Patrick White.

Two children are brought to a wild garden on the shores of Sydney Harbour to shelter from the Second World War. The boy's mother has died in the Blitz. The girl is the daughter of a Sydney woman and a Communist executed in a Greek prison. In wartime Australia, these two children form an extraordinary bond as they negotiate the dangers of life as strangers abandoned on the far side of the world.

With the tenderness and rigour of an old, wise novelist, Patrick White explores the world of these children, the city of his childhood and the experience of war. The Hanging Garden ends as the news reaches Sydney of victory in Europe, and the children face their inevitable separation.

White put the novel aside at this point and how he planned to finish the work remains a mystery. But at his death he left behind a masterpiece in the making.

'What is instantly apparent is White's mastery of his art. He does what so many other writers ought to be able to do easily but often can't, which is set a scene economically and vividly.' - The Herald

'[A] coherent and polished read, shrewd and tender about its two protagonists ... Arresting.' - The Spectator

'It is frustrating and tantalising that The Hanging Garden is left, well, hanging.' - The Sunday Times

ISBN:
9781489376633
9781489376633
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
CD-Extra
Publication Date:
01-01-2017
Publisher:
Bolinda Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
1
Dimensions (mm):
122x132mm
Weight:
0.07kg
Patrick White

Patrick Victor Martindale White (28 May 1912 – 30 September 1990) was an Australian writer who is widely regarded as one of the most important English-language novelists of the 20th century.

From 1935 to his death, he published 12 novels, three short-story collections and eight plays.

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