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Down in the City

Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical

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Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed-author Elizabeth Harrower's stunning debut, first published in 1957.

Esther Prescott has seen little of life outside her wealthy family's Rose Bay mansion - until flashy Stan Peterson comes roaring up the drive in his huge American car and barges into her life. Within a fortnight they are living in his Kings Cross flat.

Moody and erratic, proud of his well-bred wife yet bitterly resentful of her privilege, Stan is involved with his former girlfriend and a series of shady business deals. Esther, innocent and desperate to please him, must endure his controlling ways.

This story of a troubled and obsessive marriage, set against the backdrop of postwar Sydney, is devastating. First published in 1957, Down in the City announced Elizabeth Harrower as a major Australian writer.

©1957 Elizabeth Harrower (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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"[Harrower] reveals an astonishing facility to reveal a world in a few brush strokes." ( The West Australian)

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