Novel written by Nobel laureate and Australian, Patrick White. Considered one of his finest novels, the story centers around a wealthy matriarch and her two children who return home after many years abroad to see their mother die. The siblings petty, selfish attempts to take their mothers wealth reveal how great her power is, even on her death bed. An exceptionally difficult book to read, one finishes it with feelings of accomplishment and enlightenment. Highly recommended.

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