About The Book :
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAVID MALOUF Through the crumbling ruins of the once splendid Xanadu, Miss Hare wanders, half-mad.In the wilderness she stumbles upon an Aborigine artist and a Jewish refugee. They placethemselves in the care of a local washerwoman. In a world of pervasive evil, all four havebeen independently damaged and discarded. Now in one shared vision they findthemselves bound together, understanding the possibility of redemption.
About The Author :
Patrick White was born in England in 1912 and taken to Australia, where his father owneda sheep farm, when he was six months old. He was educated in England at Cheltenhamcollege and King's College, Cambridge. He settled in London, where he wrote severalunpublished novels, then served in the RAF during the war. He returned to Australia afterthe war.He became the most considerable figure in modern Australian literature, awarded theNobel Prize for Literature in 1973. The great poet of Australian landscape, he turned itsvast empty spaces into great mythic landscapes of the soul. His position as a man ofletters was controversial, provoked by his acerbic, unpredictable public statements and hisbelief that it is eccentric individuals who offer the only hope of salvation. He died inSeptember 1990.