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Powerfully depicting the life of protagonist Lilian Singer, from her birth in the early 1900s to her old age, Lilian’s Story is a poignant first novel by Kate Grenville. The story follows Lilian as she reaches adolescence as a fat, homely girl with a relentless lack of social grace. Feeling increasingly alienated from her family and f...
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Madness, cruelty, and sexuality permeate the household in which Lilian Una Singer is raised-an upper-crust Victorian world of teacups and servants. But Lilian, shielded by layers of fat, an iron will, and an indomitable spirit, has her sights set on an education, love, and-finally-her own transcendent forms of independence.