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."

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780670303748
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Viking
  • : January 1974
  • : 1 Inches X 1 Inches X 1 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Patrick White
  • : Hardback
  • : first US edition
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 608