Elizabeth Jolley The Sugar Mother

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The Sugar Mother

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Edwin and his wife, Cecilia, are parted for a year while Cecilia pursues a medical fellowship, and Edwin soon finds his life complicated when his new neighbors--a widow and her twentyish daughter--move in uninvited

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Elizabeth Jolley (1923-2007) is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers, with a formidable international reputation, and during the 1980s and 1990s was widely acclaimed with a wide readership in the U. S. Born in England in 1923, she was brought up in a strict, German-speaking household and attended a Quaker boarding school. She became a nurse, married, and with three children moved to Western Australia in 1959. Although she wrote all her life, it was not until she was in her fifties that her books started to receive the recognition they deserved. Her work won every major award in Australia, and was several times selected as a New York Times Notable Book. Excerpts from her novels (including Cabin Fever, Book 2 in the Trilogy) were published in The New Yorker. Her novels include The Sugar Mother, Foxybaby, Miss Peabody's Inheritance, and Mr. Scobie's Riddle. Elizabeth Jolley died in 2007.

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“Front page review: Jolley’s warmest novel, her most moving, and possibly the best introduction to her fiction. . . . wonderfully engrossing. . . . The conclusion is almost unbearably tense.”
- The New York Times Book Review

“A droll domestic comedy...emotionally astute and, at times chilling...as much a character study as it is a thriller...Jolley withholds just enough information...to create a suspenseful finale.”
- Washington Post

“Humor...suspense...and exquisite characterization . . . . Jolley has us in her able grip.”
- The New Yorker

“Sometimes feels like a Beckett or Pinter play, and sometimes like an engrossing Agatha Christie detective tale . . . . a satire-cum-fantasy with enormous flair.”
- The Arts Fuse

“Delicious . . . a novel of pungent charm.”
- Angela Carter

“Hilarious and bawdy.”
- Robert Coover

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