The Eye of the Storm

Author(s): Patrick White

Hardback fiction

"A savage exploration of family relationships from the Nobel Prize-winning Patrick White Elizabeth Hunter, an ex-socialite in her eighties, has a mystical experience during a summer storm in Sydney which transforms all her relationships- her existence becomes charged with a meaning which communicates itself to those around her. From this simple scenario Patrick White unfurls a monumental exploration of the tides of love and hate, comedy and tragedy, impotence and and longing that fester within family relationships. In the Sydney suburb of Centennial Park, three nurses, a housekeeper and a solicitor attend to Elizabeth as her son and daughter convene at her deathbed. But, in death as in life, Elizabeth remains a destructive force on those who surround her. The Eye of The Storm is a savage exploration of family relationships - and the sharp undercurrents of love and hate, comedy and tragedy, which define them."

Copy of New Zealand writer, Maurice Duggan, his name on front endpaper, and his annotations to rear endpapers. Spine slightly canted, dustjacket light edgewear

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780224009027
  • : jonathan cape
  • : jonathan cape
  • : January 1973
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Patrick White
  • : hardback
  • : 1st edition
  • : good-very good
  • : 608