The Watch Tower: Text Classics

The Watch Tower: Text Classics

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Author: Harrower, Elizabeth
ISBN: 9781921922428
Publisher: Text Publishing
Year First Published: 2012
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 199mm x 129mm x 23mm
Format: Paperback / softback

Introduced by Joan London
Winner, Patrick White Award 1996

Breaking their poses like trees snapping branches, the women urgently regarded each other, cleared away all signs of work in an instant, examined their souls for defects, in a sense crossed themselves, and waited.

After Laura and Clare are abandoned by their mother, Felix is there to help, even to marry Laura if she will have him. Little by little the two sisters grow complicit with his obsessions, his cruelty, his need to control.

Set in the leafy northern suburbs of Sydney during the 1940s, The Watch Tower is a novel of relentless and acute psychological power.

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