Superb satire skewers pretensions of privileged Australians
Educated, comfortable Sydney dwellers are devastatingly pilloried as having become morally unmoored by cosy privilege in Michelle de Kretser’s fifth novel
FICTION: The Life To Come, By Michelle de Kretser, Allen & Unwin, €10.35
‘My naturopath has me on a caffeine-free protocol,” says Pippa when offered a cup of tea. It’s a classic example of the sort of carry-on that is mercilessly skewered throughout Michelle de Kretser’s fifth novel.
The ninnyish novelist is the conduit through which much of the acid critique of the social (in both the...
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