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The Refuge
Author: Kenneth Mackenzie

ISBN: 9781922182654
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 28 January 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1 x 2.9
Late at night Lloyd Fitzherbert, police reporter with the Sydney Gazette, is picked up by his man in CIB for a 'last-minute job that won't take a minute' at the morgue. A body has been found in the harbour. Irma, a beautiful young woman who fled persecution in Nazi Europe, is dead.

She was Fitzherbert's lover. And, though the police don't know it yet, he killed her.

Gripping and atmospheric, The Refuge is a murderer's confession-a tale of wartime Sydney, with its paranoia about communism and spies. Kenneth Mackenzie's last novel is utterly different to his lauded debut, The Young Desire It, yet it shares that book's psychological acuity and mastery of language.

About the Author

Kenneth Mackenzie was born in 1913 in South Perth. His parents divorced in 1919, and he grew up with his mother and maternal grandfather on a property at Pinjarra, south of Perth. He was a sensitive child who developed an intense love of nature. At age thirteen Mackenzie was sent to board at Guildford Grammar School in Perth. His experiences there informed his first novel, The Young Desire It, publi...

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