Publisher: 4th Estate
Series: The Eliot Quartet
Publication Date: August 21, 2017
Binding: Kobo eBook
An immensely moving novel of lost love and missed moments from Steven Carroll, one of Australia's greatest writers, multi-award winner of the Miles Franklin Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Prime Minister's Literary Award
'Why do some nights feel as though they were always waiting to happen? Or have already happened and will again? And why don't we know it then? Why is it only afterwards we say, yes, that was when my life turned?'
From Steven Carroll, one of our most brilliant, award-winning authors, A New England Af**fair is the third novel in his acclaimed Eliot Quartet, a companion novel to The Lost Life and A World of Other People. It is a deeply moving, intense and poignant novel of a love that never finds the right moment, and so becomes the ghost of what could have been, of what never quite was, and never quite will be.
'A languid, angry, heart-rending novel, thoughtfully layered and passionately expressed.' The Australian
'The most intimate of portraits ... there is a lot of Mr Eliot and Mr James in Mr Carroll ...