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by Thomas Keneally

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  • ISBN 0340531487
  • ISBN13 978-0340531488
  • Language English
  • Author Thomas Keneally
  • Publisher Trafalgar Square; First Edition edition (July 2, 1992)
  • Pages 400
  • Formats mbr rtf lrf lrf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Contemporary
  • Size ePub 1812 kb
  • Size Fb2 1732 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 483


Woman of the inner sea/Thomas Keneally.

Woman of the inner sea/Thomas Keneally. Two blocks further up the road, where the elegance gave way to backpackers’ hostels, to brown houses with opaque windows where men went to have their groins massaged by bored Maori girls from over the Tasman Se. here people wept and laughed and made the sort of big, loud, mad-city speeches you heard only in big, loud, mad cities.

Home Thomas Keneally A Woman of the Inner Se. Shy of the Federal Hotel, the prow of the aluminum boat touched earth.

Home Thomas Keneally A Woman of the Inner Sea. Home. A woman of the inner sea, . 9. Kate could see that Jelly had managed to empty out the water from the Federal, and from God knew what other institutions and hearths! Noel the shearing champion got out and began to drag the boat with them all in it over the mud to the Federal’s railings. 8. That was Frank’s idea. It carried undertones of unsung cleverness and hidden energy

Home Thomas Keneally A Woman of the Inner Sea. It carried undertones of unsung cleverness and hidden energy. The older women in Bernie’s office, some of whom were rumored to have had affairs on tour with directors and actors, began by resenting her, misjudging her as a rich girl filling in time before marriage. It was delicious to disprove-through gophering-all their prejudice. Kate took to profaning with the same dry, antipodean energy the others showed.

Thomas Keneally has won international acclaim for his novels Schindler's Ark, Confederates, Gossip from the Forest, Playmaker, Woman of the Inner .

Thomas Keneally has won international acclaim for his novels Schindler's Ark, Confederates, Gossip from the Forest, Playmaker, Woman of the Inner Sea, and A River Town. He is most recently the author of the biography American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles. Her children lost in a house fire, she flees Sydney for the land of the Inner Sea. Her emotional swag is laden with her Irish heritage and the vagaries of her faithless husband. Heavier than these, however, is the sense guilt borne of thinking herself responsible for the lost of little Bernard and Siobhan.

Thomas Michael Keneally, AO (born 7 October 1935) is a prolific Australian novelist, playwright, and essayist

Thomas Michael Keneally, AO (born 7 October 1935) is a prolific Australian novelist, playwright, and essayist. He is best known for his non-fiction novel Schindler's Ark, the story of Oskar Schindler's rescue of Jews during the Holocaust, which won the Booker Prize in 1982. The book would later be adapted into director Steven Spielberg's 1993 film Schindler's List, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Woman of the Inner Sea is Thomas Keneally's strongest, most compelling . Woman of the Inner Sea is Thomas Keneally's strongest, most compelling work since his Booker Prize-winning Schindler's List. Like that book, the story of Woman of the Inner Sea arises from a true incident, and once more the imagining of it is utterly convincing. Kate Gaffney-Kozinski, an attractive, well educated woman, has gone on ';walkabout' to the inner reaches of the Australian outback. Fleeing her wealthy husband, Paul Kozinski, and his unscrupulous clan, Kate is trying to obliterate herself and the grief that haunts her.

A young woman once told Thomas Keneally her life story. It was to lodge in his mind and haunt his imagination, becoming the kernel for this enthralling and emotive novel. It tells of a marriage that becomes a nightmare, of a distraught woman's flight, actual and symbolic, into the Australian interior, a story of pursuit, tragic accident and a final, strange catharsis.

The Polish clergy who were friends of the Kozinskis said the Mass of the Angels for the occasion. The pale, not-so-Reverend Frank attended in a surplice at the side of the altar. his archdiocesan cloud, and demented in any case with grief. He would at the end of the Mass cling to Kate so closely that she could smell both the starch of the surplice and last night’s whiskey part denatured by Uncle Frank’s boilermaker’s body. It’s an utter visitation, said Uncle Frank.

Kate Gaffney-Kozinsky is the book’s Woman Of The Inner Sea by Thomas . But a tension that is present and one that Thomas Keneally brings out t. .

Kate Gaffney-Kozinsky is the book’s Woman Of The Inner Sea by Thomas Keneally is a thoroughly satisfying novel. Thomas Keneally’s novel pre-dates scandal relating to personal abuse by clerics, and there is no mention of this in relation to the story of Kate’s uncle, but the rest will eventually conspire to condemn him and indeed defrock him. But a tension that is present and one that Thomas Keneally brings out to great effect is the way that this Irishness, this anti-British nationalism, can in Australia be lumped together with the traditional English rump to form a contrast with the later arrivals to the country from Greece, Poland, Lebanon, Vietnam, Italy and elsewhere.

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in waiting
I can't believe some people gave this 5 stars ....either I'm a dolt or I live on a different planet. Unfortunately, I'm the type who must finish a book once I start it - no matter how bad it is. This story is so contrived and stupid, I can't thin of anything bad enough to compare it with.
Arcanefist
Characters were not well developed or like able. Kate was a coward not a hero. The Reverend was an interesting character.
Weernis
Woman Of The Inner Sea by Thomas Keneally is a thoroughly satisfying novel. Via its pages, the reader shares its characters' experience, inhabits their landscape and almost participates in the stories told. Late twentieth century Australia is where everything happens, but the country's apparently inescapable sense of its own history continually seeps through the experience. The novel, thus, is more than a story, more than a personal history, more than a drama.

Kate Gaffney-Kozinsky is the book's central character. Née Gaffney, she was originally of Irish stock and gained the Polish double barrel by virtue of marriage. Virtue may be a stretch of both truth and reality when describing this particular marriage, however.

Kate Gaffney has an uncle who is a priest. Given the Irish connection this is not altogether surprising. But Kate's uncle is not the usual sort of cleric. He has particular interests and proclivities that result in his rubbing shoulders with the rich, the powerful and the infamous. Thomas Keneally's novel pre-dates scandal relating to personal abuse by clerics, and there is no mention of this in relation to the story of Kate's uncle, but the rest will eventually conspire to condemn him and indeed defrock him. But a tension that is present and one that Thomas Keneally brings out to great effect is the way that this Irishness, this anti-British nationalism, can in Australia be lumped together with the traditional English rump to form a contrast with the later arrivals to the country from Greece, Poland, Lebanon, Vietnam, Italy and elsewhere.

It is pertinent to Kate's story because she meets and marries a Kozinsky, a Pole, one of the more recent, non Anglo-Saxon antipodeans. The family has made a huge fortune in developing investment property. They are rich, famous and successful. Kate's life is duly transformed.

Two children are born and they begin to grow up in a family whose cracks are beginning to appear. Kate internalises anything that might appear to fall short of overt success. But then mothers often do regard as failure anything less than perfection in themselves, especially in those things that impinge upon their children's lives. Kate turns to new relationships, seeking there perhaps to fill some of the cracks that have appeared in the very structure of her own family life. And then things really fall apart.

Kate seeks out a new life. She takes a train into her country's interior, that vast, even now largely unknown hinterland where it is usually failure, not opportunity, that awaits. She becomes a barmaid in a back-of-beyond town that suffers chronic and regular flooding, and, sure enough, climatic disaster strikes again. A man called Jelly reckons that a hole blown through a railway embankment would relieve the town of its unwanted surfeit of water. Predicting the blast proves more difficult that setting it.

The plot wanders across country after explosive events. A large kangaroo and an emu travel in the party, on their way to a film set where they are cast in parts of a living national coat of arms. Kate thus travels again, but always pursued by her husband's family lawyer, who wants her to sign away her rights, responsibilities and any presumed guilt.

When, later, abortive attempts at settlement have been attempted and come to nothing, Kate tries to take things into her own hands and seeks a settlement of her own. Her priest-uncle's fate has taken its turns, as, she discovers, have the fortunes of the Kozinskys. While she has been bound up in the detail of her own life and its imaginings, fears and guilt, things outside of her direct experience have moved on. The world she rediscovers has changed. The landscape, though still unchanging ancient Australia, is now utterly different, offering new possibilities to new lives and even the opportunity to rewrite her personal history. Kate Gaffney thus explores the great inner sea of her country at the same time as navigating the tides of her own innermost fears. The journey, as ever, lands on new shores in old places.
Ygglune
For many years, English explorers in Australia were convinced the centre of the island continent hid a vast ocean. The dream of an easy, controlled passage from the settled south- east coast to Asian markets remained a fixation. Charles Sturt is renowned in Australia for lugging a huge whaleboat into the arid Centre without ever finding a place to float it. John Eyre glimpsed the elusive lake that bears his name - a body of water which can extended for hundreds of kilometres or nearly disappear depending on far distant and erratic rainfall. Australia can have an Inner Sea, but it's an ephemeral phenomenon, appearing with devastating suddeness, then dribbling away into the desert sands. When human communities exist where that sea wants to form, extensive damage to crops and homes may result.
Thomas Keneally places the story of Kate Gaffney-Kosinski in this environment. Her children lost in a house fire, she flees Sydney for the land of the Inner Sea. Her emotional swag is laden with her Irish heritage and the vagaries of her faithless husband. Heavier than these, however, is the sense guilt borne of thinking herself responsible for the lost of little Bernard and Siobhan. She's not certain what the Centre will provide in the way of healing power, but it's away from the scenes of so much grief.
Arriving at an Outback village, Kate resides in a pub, trying to bury her past. But this town is known as the Venice of Wrangle Shire. Rains from the North brings water gathering in the fields around the town. Kate, who has taken up with Jelly, an explosives expert, is swept into events nearly as helpless as those surrounding the loss of her children. Her losses haven't ended, however, and her strengths will continue to be tested even in this remote place.
Keneally uses two of Australia's most prominent animals, a kangaroo and an emu in the keeping of Gus Schulberger. This aspect of the book seems contrived at first. Gus illustrates a character scattered through Australian literature - the battler, a man [invariably] "striving against banks and weather" in his efforts to gain security. Accompanied by creatures of almost divine status in Australia, Gus typifies the European insertion into that harsh, extensive world.
It's for women to tell us how well Keneally has done in portraying their feelings and responses in the circumstances Kate endures. From a man's point of view, he's succeeded. Kate's being subjected to various disturbing pressures are portrayed admirably. He is a master story teller and this book is no departure from his other successes. What would the world have lost if he had succeeded in pursuing his original ambition to enter the Catholic priesthood in Sydney? Fortunately, three dozen books later, he remains a major figure in the literature of historical fiction. Without peer in this realm, each of his books deserves space on your shelves. Many of them are eligible for repeat reading. Woman of the Inner Sea is one of those.
Gralsa
The central idea of this book, it seemed to me, has to do with abandoning one life for another. If one thinks of this as essentially the American idea of reinventing oneself, Thomas Kenneally informs us that it is also very Australian, and rightly so, for Australia is a land that is full of hiding places for those who wish not to be found. The protagonist is a woman who can no longer bear the agony of her existence after the death of her children--and so attempts to do away with her identity and her history by traveling to the Outback under an assumed name. Simple enough, one might think--but here is where Kenneally's genius takes root, for we are taken on a wild and wooly ride as Kate becomes deeply embedded in the lives of a diverse set of characters, unschooled and totally remote from the sophistition and nuance that formed her own upbringing. A wild bunch indeed, they are incredibly touching in their sense of loyalty and courage. There is a surreal quality to this adventure that is heightened even more by the introduction of two pets, a kangaroo and an emu, native species which are somehow incorporated into this world of carnival and misadventure--an Australian "Don Quixote." A brilliant and stirring enactment--let them try to make a film of it!!