The Labyrinth

Amanda Lohrey

$26.00

Winner, Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2021
Winner, Fiction, Prime Minister's Literary Awards, 2021
Winner, Premier's Prize for Fiction, Tasmanian Literary Awards, 2022
Winner, Voss Literary Prize, 2021

Erica Marsden’s son, an artist, has been imprisoned for a monstrous act of revenge. Trapped in her grief, Erica retreats from Sydney to a sleepy hamlet on the south coast, near where Daniel is serving his sentence.

There, in a rundown shack by the ocean, she obsesses over building a labyrinth. To create it—to navigate the path through 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 story of guilt and denial, of the fraught relationship between parents and children. It is also an examination of how art can be ruthlessly destructive, and restorative. Mesmerising yet disquieting, it shows Amanda Lohrey to be at the peak of her powers.

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$26.00

Winner, Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2021
Winner, Fiction, Prime Minister's Literary Awards, 2021
Winner, Premier's Prize for Fiction, Tasmanian Literary Awards, 2022
Winner, Voss Literary Prize, 2021

Erica Marsden’s son, an artist, has been imprisoned for a monstrous act of revenge. Trapped in her grief, Erica retreats from Sydney to a sleepy hamlet on the south coast, near where Daniel is serving his sentence.

There, in a rundown shack by the ocean, she obsesses over building a labyrinth. To create it—to navigate the path through 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 story of guilt and denial, of the fraught relationship between parents and children. It is also an examination of how art can be ruthlessly destructive, and restorative. Mesmerising yet disquieting, it shows Amanda Lohrey to be at the peak of her powers.

Pages - 256

Binding - Mass market paperback

Publisher - Text Publishing

Publication Date -

ISBN - 9781922458469

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