By Frank Moorhouse
It is 1950, the League of countries has collapsed and the newly shaped United countries has rejected all those that labored and fought for the League. Edith Campbell Berry, who joined the League in Geneva ahead of the battle, is out of a task, her imaginative and prescient shattered. together with her sexually unconventional, husband, Ambrose, she comes again to Australia to reside in Canberra.
Edith now has pursuits to turn into Australia's first lady ambassador, yet whereas she waits for a decision from On excessive, she reveals herself stuck up within the making plans of the nationwide capital and the dream that it may be 'a urban like no other'.
When her communist brother, Frederick, turns up instantly after a long time of absence, she turns into involved that he may perhaps jeopardise her possibilities of turning into a diplomat. it's not a secure time to be a communist in Australia or to be concerning one, yet she refuses to be cowed by way of the anti-communist sentiment sweeping the rustic.
It is usually now not a secure time or position to be 'a spouse with a lavender husband'. After pursuing the Bloomsbury existence for a few years, Edith reveals herself frightened of being uncovered. abruptly, in mid-life she additionally realises that she yearns for kids. whilst she meets a guy who may possibly provide not just safety yet a ready-made family members, she consults the ebook of Crossroads and the reply alterations the process her lifestyles.
Intelligent, poignant and soaking up, Cold Light is a extraordinary stand-alone novel, which could even be learn as a better half to the sooner Edith novels Grand Days and darkish Palace.
Miles Franklin Literary Award Nominee (2012)
Victorian Premier's Literary Award Nominee for Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction (2012)
Barbara Jefferis Award Nominee (2012)
Queensland Literary Awards for Fiction (2012)
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Cold Light by Frank Moorhouse