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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.

Publisher: Gallic Books
ISBN: 9781910709054
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 326 g
Dimensions: 178 x 127 x 28 mm


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Tracy Farr's beautifully written and well-crafted novel combines music and art as she moves the reader around the globe through the dazzling 30s and 40s, paying tribute to the life of an artist in all its forms. --West Australian

I was completely engrossed in Lena Gaunt's heartfelt story. Older readers in particular will appreciate this book, as will music aficianados and lovers of the sea. --Books + Publishing

This is a sparkling debut novel that captures the spirit of an accomplished woman as she reflects on the arc of her long life. --Adelaide Advertiser

Longlisted for the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award, and shortlisted for the 2014 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards and the 2014 Barbara Jefferis Award.

Tracy Farr won the 2014 Sunday Star-Times Short Story Award for a story written while she held the inaugural R.A.K. Mason Writer's Fellowship in early 2014.

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“The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt”

The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt is a novel that is completely different to my usual crime fiction. And I loved every bit of it. Even having the press release stating that it was a fictional biography I was still... More

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