The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey – Winner 2021 Miles Franklin Award- comes with Complimentary Text Classics Tote Bag!


Miles Franklin winner special offer from Great Escape Books…
A complimentary beautiful Text Classics Tote bag available with each copy of the glorious new Miles Franklin winner – The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey.
Our congratulations to Amanda, a stunning novel and highly worthy winner.

Erica Marsden’s son, an artist, has been imprisoned for homicidal negligence. In a state of grief, Erica cuts off all ties to family and friends, and retreats to a quiet hamlet on the south-east coast near the prison where he is serving his sentence.

There, in a rundown shack, she obsesses over creating a labyrinth by the ocean. To build it-to find a way out of her quandary-Erica will need the help of strangers. And that will require her to trust, and to reckon with her past.

The Labyrinth is a hypnotic story of guilt and denial, of the fraught relationship between parents and children, that is also a meditation on how art can both be ruthlessly destructive and restore sanity. It shows Amanda Lohrey to be at the peak of her powers.