The Life to Come
Set in Sydney, Paris and Sri Lanka, The Life to Come is a mesmerizing novel about the stories we tell and don’t tell ourselves as individuals, as societies and as nations. It feels at once firmly classic and exhilaratingly contemporary.
Pippa is a writer who longs for success. Celeste tries to convince herself that her feelings for her married lover are reciprocated. Ash makes strategic use of his childhood in Sri Lanka but blots out the memory of a tragedy from that time. Driven by riveting stories and unforgettable characters, here is a dazzling meditation on intimacy, loneliness and our flawed perception of other people.
NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS
Shortlisted for: The Stella Prize 2018 and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (fiction) 2018
Longlisted for: ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2018 Indie Book Awards