Dark Places - Text Classics

Author(s): Kate Grenville


This is Albion Gidley Singer at the pen, a man with a weakness for a good fact. The first fact is always the hardest: you have to begin somewhere, and such is the nature of this intractable universe that the only thing you can start with is yourself.

Dark Places, a companion novel to Lilian’s Story, is the tale of a man with a comically grand exterior who believes he has the right, and the duty, to conquer the mocking flesh of any woman. Even his own daughter.


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Winner of Victorian Premier's Literary Award 1995. Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 1995.

'This is a dark tale, told with surprising humour.' - New Yorker

Kate Grenville is one of Australia's finest writers. She won the Orange Prize in 2001 for The Idea of Perfection. The Secret River, published in more than twenty countries, was awarded the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and was shortlisted for both the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Man Booker Prize.

General Fields

  • : 9781921922213
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : March 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : Australia
  • : May 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kate Grenville
  • : 352
  • : en
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  • : Paperback