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The Impersonators

The Impersonators

(1980)
(The Only Daughter)
A novel by

 
Jack Cornock's medical condition, of which his obstinate silence is supposedly a symptom, manages to fan speculation within the families of his two marriages on the revised terms of his last will. After twenty years in Rome, Jack's only kindred daughter, Sylvia, is making what she intends to be her last visit to her native Sydney; and although she is unaware of her father's physical decline she is thought to have mercenary motives. Because of her aspirations on behalf of country and kin, Sylvia is reluctantly caught up in these thickening skeins of estrangement and the inevitable revival of an earlier, foiled liaison. Her repressed discontentmens bursting at the seams, she strikes out at the discontinuity and parochialisms of her country in a compelling blend of sympathy, pathos and expatriate objectivity. 'The Impersonators' is a freshly crafted and supremely modern award-winning novel (Miles Franklin Award, 1980; New South Wales Premier's Literary Award, 1981; Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 1981), detailing with humour and outstanding perception the fracturing of family relationships and the endurance of love in an increasingly materialistic age. --- Jessica Margaret Queale Anderson was an Australian novelist and short story writer. She died in Sydney aged 93 on 9 July 2010.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 1985 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Only Daughter
Author(s): Jessica Andersen
ISBN: 0-670-80431-2 / 978-0-670-80431-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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April 1980 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Impersonators
Author(s): Jessica Anderson
ISBN: 0-333-29925-6 / 978-0-333-29925-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

April 1990 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Impersonators
Author(s): Jessica Anderson
ISBN: 0-14-012368-7 / 978-0-14-012368-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
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August 1982 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Only Daughter
Author(s): Jessica Anderson
ISBN: 0-14-006333-1 / 978-0-14-006333-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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