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The Life to Come

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
The dazzling new novel from Michelle de Kretser, author of Questions of Travel, best seller and winner of the Miles Franklin Award.

Set in Sydney, Paris and Sri Lanka, The Life to Come is a mesmerising novel about the stories we tell and don't tell ourselves as individuals, as societies and as nations. It feels at once firmly classic and exhilaratingly contemporary.

Pippa is a writer who longs for success. Celeste tries to convince herself that her feelings for her married lover are reciprocated. Ash makes strategic use of his childhood in Sri Lanka but blots out the memory of a tragedy from that time.

Driven by riveting stories and unforgettable characters, here is a dazzling meditation on intimacy, loneliness and our flawed perception of other people.

Profoundly moving as well as wickedly funny, The Life to Come reveals how the shadows cast by both the past and the future can transform, distort and undo the present. This extraordinary novel by Miles Franklin-winning author Michelle de Kretser will strike your soul.



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Hardback Editions

March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Life to Come: A Novel
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
ISBN: 1-936787-82-2 / 978-1-936787-82-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Catapult
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January 2018 : Australia Hardback
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Title: The Life to Come
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
ISBN: 1-76029-670-8 / 978-1-76029-670-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Life to Come: A Novel
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
ISBN: 1-948226-15-4 / 978-1-948226-15-8 (USA edition)
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November 2018 : Australia Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Life to Come
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
ISBN: 1-76087-504-X / 978-1-76087-504-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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August 2018 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Life to Come
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
ISBN: 1-76029-671-6 / 978-1-76029-671-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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September 2017 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Life to Come
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
ISBN: 1-76029-656-2 / 978-1-76029-656-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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Audio Editions

May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Life to Come
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Life to Come
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Life to Come
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Life to Come
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Life to Come
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Life to Come: A Novel
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
ISBN: 1-68441-216-1 / 978-1-68441-216-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Life to Come: A Novel
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Availability: Amazon   


March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Life to Come: A Novel
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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Kindle Editions

March 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Life to Come: A Novel
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
Publisher: Catapult
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January 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Life to Come: Winner of the Miles Franklin Award, 2018
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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September 2017 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Life to Come
Author(s): Michelle de Kretser
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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