Books by Michelle de Kretser

THE LIFE TO COME by Michelle de Kretser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2018

"A thought-provoking novel of both beauty and brains."
An aspiring novelist moves through a circle of friends, lovers, and acquaintances, all navigating fraught relationships with each other and with their homelands. Read full book review >
SPRINGTIME by Michelle de Kretser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"As Frances says of her own research: 'What people don't pay attention to changes the story.' A subtle and intellectual take on the supernatural."
A young scholar is haunted by literal and metaphorical ghosts. Read full book review >
QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL by Michelle de Kretser
Released: May 14, 2013

"De Kretser negotiates the fragmentation of her major characters with aplomb as well as with an aggressive but rhapsodic prose style."
Two travelers—a man from Sri Lanka and a woman from Australia—ultimately meet up as both their lives and their narratives intertwine. Read full book review >
THE LOST DOG by Michelle de Kretser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2008

"Ruminative and roving in form, an intense, immaculate, somewhat abstract novel."
Anxieties about a pet gone missing in the Australian bush spark a cerebral, enigmatic reflection on cultures and identity. Read full book review >
THE HAMILTON CASE by Michelle de Kretser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2004

"Overall, an impressive re-creation of a vanished colonial culture and its contradictions, but not a happy fit with the domestic drama of the tormented Obeysekeres."
In pre-Independence Ceylon, an arrogant native prosecutor misreads the British rulers he reveres—and gets his comeuppance. Read full book review >
THE ROSE GROWER by Michelle de Kretser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Memorable people, a touching love story, and history brought alive by a talented newcomer."
An impoverished noblewoman falls in love while trying to cultivate the first scarlet rose—in a moving and intelligently rendered first novel about the French Revolution as experienced in the provinces. Read full book review >