The Transit of Venus

The Transit of Venus

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140107470
  • 352 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

The Transit of Venus is considered Shirley Hazzard‘s most brilliant novel. It tells the story of two orphan sisters, Caroline and Grace Bell, as they leave Australia to start a new life in post-war England. What happens to these young women–seduction and abandonment, marriage and widowhood, love and betrayal–becomes as moving and wonderful and yet as predestined as the transits of the planets themselves. Gorgeously written and intricately constructed, Hazzard’s novel is a story of place: Sydney, London, New York, Stockholm; of time: from the fifties to the eighties; and above all, of women and men in their passage through the displacements and absurdities of modern life.
The Transit of Venus

The Transit of Venus

Shirley Hazzard

Awards

National Book Critics Circle Award – Winner
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