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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  28 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Themes of destruction, loss, and desire are explored in this intricately crafted novel. On a cliff overlooking a scenic lake and city skyline rises an elegant glass confection that is home to the best restaurant in town—The Point. Here, in lamp-lit art deco splendor, the city's elite come to dine on the delicious concoctions of its celebrated chef. Nearby, in a ferry shelt ...more
Hardcover, 348 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Allen & Unwin (first published July 1st 2004)
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Susan Beaumont
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book so much that I re-read it regularly. I love the characters and the way that Halligan intertwines their lives within a limited time period and limited location and resists the neat and expected plot lines. There is so much in this book. It is about passion and privilege and love and trust. The depiction of Clovis, who sleeps rough around Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, is one of my favourite characterisations in a novel. Halligan illustrates his sensitivity, compassion and intel ...more
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Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
334 pages of words but no real storyline. Disappointing.
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Marion Halligan AM is an Australian writer and novelist. Born and educated in Newcastle, New South Wales, she worked as a school teacher and journalist prior to turning to full time writing.

A long time resident of Canberra, she was a member of a group of women writers based in Canberra known as the "Canberra Seven" or "Seven Writers" (1980-1997).

She has won and been shortlisted for numerous signi
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