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The Tiger in the Tiger Pit

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  87 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Janette Turner Hospital's gifts for memorable characters, startling insights and poetic prose are amply displayed in this intense psychological drama. A family reunion to celebrate a wedding anniversary is the scene of painful confrontation as fragments of past and present collide.
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Published June 1st 1998 by University of Queensland Press (first published 1983)
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Lesley Moseley
Mystery common to many families. Misheard or misdirected early childhood experience leading to trauma that impacts on all the members lives. VERY satisying denuement.
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Apr 08, 2014 Kim rated it really liked it
Generally enjoy her writing - she has a wonderful prose style - and this one is no exception. Elizabeth and Edward are about to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and she decides to get all their three children back to their American home. The only problem is that each child has dark memories of their father's rages and either fears or loathes him. The story is told from each character's point of view and gradually the reasons for the way the children feel are revealed, right up until the ...more
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I think she may be my favourite female Australian author at the moment. The writing is lyrical and beautiful and the content often dark and disturbing although usually ultimately redemptive.
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Born in 1942, Janette Turner Hospital grew up on the steamy sub-tropical coast of Australia in the north-eastern state of Queensland. She began her teaching career in remote Queensland high schools, but since her graduate studies she has taught in universities in Australia, Canada, England, France and the United States.

Her first published short story appeared in the Atlantic Monthly (USA) where i
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