A Fringe of Leaves
From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature Set in Australia in the 1840s, A Fringe of Leaves combines dramatic action with a finely distilled moral vision. Returning home to England from Van Diemen's land, the Bristol Maid is shipwrecked on the Queensland coast and Mrs Roxburgh is taken prisoner by a tribe of Australian Aboriginals, along with the rest of the passengers and crew. In the course of her escape, she is torn by conflicting loyalties - to her dead husband, to her rescuer, to her own and to her adoptive class.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
My favorite White is still _Riders in the Chariot_, but this was interesting. I always get a bit antsy when things go as far astray as they do in this book. It's a harrowing tale and rather like a nightmare at times. I admire what White leaves out of his novels. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - baswood - LibraryThing
I have long been an admirer of Patrick White's novels and this has some of his finest mature writing style. Set in the 19th century it tells the story of Ellen; a woman who survives poverty, an ... Read full review