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This is an auction for LOVESONG, by Alex Miller. reviews:

"This story was captivating. From the wonderful characters in a Paris cafe to a bakery in Melbourne. The colour of the cultures that exist in both cities & friendships that develop over a good pastry & a coffee, make this a wonderful story. The narrator is an author who documents conversations but it had a real feel of being autobiographical with delightful descriptions throughout."

"I devour each Alex Miller book as it is released, but Lovesong would have to be my all time favorite. Just divine - the prose is so wonderfully evocative of the time, place and people. His books just come to life and I just can't put them down."

"Alex Miller has won a swag of awards for his novels, including the Miles Franklin Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Lovesong was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and won The Age Book of The Year Award. I enjoyed the novel as much as his earlier Conditions of Faith. He uses the same locations in both, Melbourne, Paris, Chartres, Tunisia - plus in Lovesong, a little of Moruya/Araluen, on the south coast of New South Wales. As with Conditions of Faith he explores the inner psychological territory and although the plot is not overtly complex it is none the less compelling as the characters' thoughts and motivations are revealed in nuances and minutiae. Miller is a wonderful writer, using subtle tones, he reveals gradually yet he is not obvious. You are initially in the comfortable glow of a perfect love story and you sense the shadow around the corner."

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Paperback 2010.

354 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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