Albion's Story by Kate Grenville

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An upper-class store owner relates how an unnatural disgust with the adult world caused him to carefully choose a mate, and how he sought to compensate for his child's being a daughter. By the author of Lilian's Story.
 

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Kate Grenville was born in Sydney in 1950. She currently lives in Sydney.
 
Published December 1, 1994 by Harcourt. 375 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Despite these satisfactions, by middle age the strictly disciplined existence of the successful paterfamilias has left Albion secretly bereft, feeling like ``a man in the act of turning into air.'' His true self finally emerges in the violent betrayal of his young daughter, Lillian--after which A...

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A decade after her award-winning Lilian's Story-which portrayed a disturbed young woman who has been raped by her father-Australian novelist Grenville presents a dark follow-up told from the perspective of the sexually abusive father.

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