The Labyrinth (Winner of the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award) by Amanda Lohrey
Erica Marsden's son, an artist, has been imprisoned for homicidal negligence. In a state of grief, Erica cuts off all ties to family and friends, and retreats to a quiet hamlet on the south-east coast near the prison where he is serving his sentence.
There, in a rundown shack, she obsesses over creating a labyrinth by the ocean. To build it-to find a way out of her quandary-Erica will need the help of strangers. And that will require her to trust, and to reckon with her past.
The Labyrinth is a hypnotic story of guilt and denial, of the fraught relationship between parents and children, that is also a meditation on how art can both be ruthlessly destructive and restore sanity. It shows Amanda Lohrey to be at the peak of her powers.
About the Author
Amanda Lohrey lives in Tasmania and writes fiction and non-fiction. She has taught Politics at the University of Tasmania and Writing and Textual Studies at the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Queensland. Amanda is a regular contributor to the Monthly magazine and is a former Senior Fellow of the Literature Board of the Australia Council. In November 2012 she received the Patrick White Award for literature.
Paperback | 256 pages
23.4 x 15.4 x 1.8 | 344g
04 Aug 2020
The Text Publishing Company
A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including some minor scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with some minor creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.