• The scenery is wonderfully described by the author… There is an interesting spiritual symmetry between the decline in fate of Voss and the circumstances in which Laura finds herself

  • One of the greatest magicians of fiction ... White's scope is vast and his invention endless

  • Patrick White is, in the finest sense, a world novelist. His themes are catholic and complex and he pursues them with a single-minded energy and vision

  • Australia's greatest novelist

    Geoffrey Rush
  • The outstanding figure in Australian fiction

    New York Times

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