The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt Paperback
by Tracy Farr
Tracy Farr's acclaimed debut novel is the fictional memoir of Dame Lena Gaunt: musician, octogenarian, junkie. From a solitary childhood in Malacca and a Perth boarding school to a glittering career in Jazz-age Sydney and a defining relationship with bohemian artist Beatrix Carmichael, Lena's is a life shaped by the pull of the sea, the ebb and flow of passion and loss, and that extraordinary instrument, the theremin. Tracy Farr is an Australian-born, New Zealand-based writer and former research scientist.
The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt was longlisted for Australia's most prestigious literary prize, the Miles Franklin Award.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Gallic Books
- Publication Date: 26/05/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781910709054