- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; New edition edition (21 Jan. 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0747540047
- ISBN-13: 978-0747540045
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 x 1.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,279,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Digging to Australia Paperback – 21 Jan 1999
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'An outstanding novel with confirms Glaister's command of the domestic and the bizarre' -- Independent
'Glaister's novels always appear to be as effortless for her to writer as they are for us to read' -- The Times
'Not just dark and mysterious but also emotionally satisfying' -- Times Literary Supplement
Top Customer Reviews
The unprepossessing setting for this is the suburbs of the late 1960's. Although this world of Jennifer's is circumscribed, it is vividly real. We are drawn into its curious events and Jennifer's intense emotional life. Glaister captures with real accuracy the teenager's perspective -the disturbing sense of having new and sometimes far from innocent feelings and that of the things now happening seeming overwhelmingly important.
'Digging to Australia' is subtle. The ambiguities in its ending -with questions surrounding a disturbing final plot twist left unanswered -suggests a possibility that the events of adolescence, so cataclysmic at the time, may turn out to be less so in retrospect.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having read Partial Eclipse some years ago, I went back to read this novel which tells Jenny's story before her fateful affair with Tom in Partial Eclipse. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Carol
Excellent novel exploring family relationships with solid and interesting characters. This book is a page turner,difficult to put down until finished!Published on 25 Jan. 2013 by Amazon Customer