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Jennings, Kate

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ISBN 10: 0316912581 / ISBN 13: 9780316912587
Verlag: Back Bay Books, US
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Titel: Snake

Verlag: Back Bay Books, US

Einband: Paperback

Zustand:Very Good

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Presents the mesmerizing story of a mismatched couple--ambitious and man-crazy Irene, and her quiet, adoring, and responsible husband, Rex--whose life together on a remote Australian farm unfolds inexorably, bitterly, and spectacularly. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.


Snake is the story of a marriage. A bad marriage, to be exact. The ring is hardly on Irene's finger before she begins to realize she's made a terrible mistake. Over the course of this very slim novel by Australian writer Kate Jennings, Irene's realization hardens into grim conviction. Nevertheless, she and her husband, Rex, remain together, scratching out a living and a life on a remote farm somewhere in postwar Australia. Eventually they have children, Girlie and Boy; Irene gets a job in town writing cheerful farm stories for a local paper; Rex farms and the years go by while this mismatched pair grow farther and farther apart.

There is something almost biblical about Jenning's tale--in the desolate landscape where Rex and Irene's farm is beset by locusts, snakes and other pests, in the Jobian trials they endure and in the inevitability of terrible retribution for the sin of living loveless lives. Yet the book's spare, almost flat narration saves Snake from becoming inflated by the importance of its own themes.

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