Publisher: Knopf; 1st American ed edition (May 6, 1989)
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Love in all its aspects is the theme of this novel - from heterosexual to homosexual, love of self, of children, of animals and of God. Every development of the plot involves a fresh aspect of love and an exploration of its effects on the characters. Set in Sicily and Australia between the wars, it tells of Gwen, a "child of great love", on whom, according to the first line, "there is a special curse". The author has also written "Felicity", "Ringarra", "Sweet Alice" and several academic works on Victorian literature and history.