Betrayed by her husband, Annabelle Beck retreats in pain and confusion from the city of Melbourne to the supposed sanctuary of her old family home in tropical North Queensland. There she discovers that the aboriginal field officer, Bo Rennie, knows her from her childhood.
Following the sudden end of her marriage, Annabelle Beck returns from Melbourne to the sanctuary of her old family home in North Queensland. There, on an archaeological survey, she discovers that the aboriginal field officer, Bo Rennie, knows her from her childhood. Initially intrigued by his old-fashioned manners, she finds herself increasingly captivated by his modest assurance that he holds the key to her future. Eventually she sets out with him on a path of discovery that leads back to her childhood and to the uncovering of family secrets that have lain buried for a generation or more, secrets that will challenge their future together and force them to question whether their love can survive the terrible knowledge they have come to possess.
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"CONDITIONS OF FAITH 'Utterly absorbing and deeply rewarding both emotionally and intellectually' - James Bradley, AUSTRALIAN Review of Books 'This is an amazing book... No paraphrase can do justice to this novel' - Carolyn See, Washington Post 'Ambitious and convincing... explores the psyche of a woman torn between family and career with subtlety and grace' - William Ferguson, New York Times Book Review 'I think we will see few finer or richer novels this year... a singular achievement' - Andrew Reimer, Australian Book Review 'Interesting and thoughtful... Miller has a considerable talent for the evocation of a vivid range of atmospheres and emotions' - Jane Shilling, The Times 'A mesmerising story of dreams and obsessions... thought-provoking and eloquent' - Grania McFadden, Belfast Telegraph
About Alex Miller
Alex Miller was born in London in 1936 but at 17 left alone for Australia, where he now lives. His four previous novels include CONDITIONS OF FAITH (Sceptre 2000), which won the NSW Premier's Christina Stead Award and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and the Age Award, and THE ANCESTOR GAME, which won the Commonwealth Writers prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Journey to the Stone Country by Alex Miller
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Winner of Miles Franklin Literary Award 2003 Short-listed for Age Book of the Year: Fiction 2003 Short-listed for NSW Premier's Literary Award Christina Stead Prize for Fiction 2003
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