Reunion

by Andrea Goldsmith

On Sale: 10/01/2011

About the Book

Five brilliant and ambitious friends. Where has life taken them twenty years on?
Five brilliant and ambitious friends. Where has life taken them 20 years on?Old friendships are expected to maintain their shape despite distance, lovers, careers, new friends. But 20 years is a long time. Ava is an internationally acclaimed novelist who carries with her a lifetime of secrets. Helen, a brilliant and dedicated molecular biologist, is faced with unexpected moral dilemmas as she finds herself drawn into bioterrorism research. Conrad is a philosopher with a popular media profile and a desire for a much younger woman. And Jack, whose career has stalled in the light of his long unrequited love for Ava, is a scholar of the history and culture of Islam. It is Ava's husband, Harry, a man for whom the others can barely conceal their disdain, who has drawn them back to Melbourne where they first met at university. As they deal with the reality of their present lives and their memories of the past, none will be unchanged by the reunion. And not everyone will survive. Andrea Goldsmith has created a story of love, power, friendship and betrayal that is as gripping as it is exquisitely insightful.

Critical Praise

• ‘Andrea Goldsmith subtley and sensitively investigates what goes on beneath the action’ wrote BOOKSELLER+PUBLISHER• ‘It’s a mystery why Andrea Goldsmith is not a household name. Her latest offering should be welcomed with the excitement that greets the best Australian novelists working today … Reunion is a true novel of ideas, one that challenges perceived notions about friendship, romantic love, ethics and morals, privacy, today’s youth oriented culture and its emphasis on autobiography, sacrifice, the pleasures and despairs of work, and the strength and fragility of the human mind’ wrote the WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN. • ‘Goldsmith’s novel interweaves a multitude of tantalizing and urgently apposite intellectual issues’ wrote the ADELAIDE ADVERTISER• ‘The novel looks deep into the human heart and delivers to the reader an experience that is moving and profound’ wrote the SMH• ‘… Charged with complexity and depth’ wrote MCV.• ‘Whole characters are born out of a simple paragraph, deepening on the page to become fully fledged figures sitting beside the reader, whispering their story. It’s a little bit spooky, little bit literary magic’ COURIER MAIL -

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780730450887
  • ISBN 10: 0730450880
  • Imprint: 4th Estate
  • On Sale: 10/01/2011
  • Pages: 432
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / General

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