14 Clare Row College Grove WA Australia 6230
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Secondhand. Good condition with some edge wear.
Susan Swingler is the step-daughter of one of Australia's most revered writers - Elizabeth Jolley.
Abandoned by her father Leonard at the age of four, Susan had no contact with the Jolley family until they found and reclaimed her at the age of twenty-one. Why they were kept apart is the subject of this memoir.
The House of Fiction tells the story of Swingler's quest to find her father. As she painstakingly traces and documents clues to a better understanding of Leonard, she inadvertently unravels an intricate fiction created by Elizabeth Jolley to protect those she loves.
"In these pages we see two women living in the tension caused on the one hand by the longing of a daughter; and on the other by the insistence of the stepmother on the fiction of happy families - even as her husband resists a story he would prefer to have abandoned". Georgia Richter, Fremantle Press.