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The Ancestor Game

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Table of Contents

BOOK ONE 1 Death of the Father 2 Only Children 3 The Lotus and the Phoenix 4 The Winter Visitor 5 No Ordinary Child 6 Portraits 7 The Mother: Homecoming, Men, The Campaign, Signs 8 An Interlude in the Garden 9 A Memoir of Displacement BOOK TWO 10 The Entrance to the Other-World 11 Reflections From the Gazebo: Thirty-Four Days, War, Present Reality, The Gift of Death, Victoria, Into Regions of Uncertainty 12 The Lovers 13The Little Red Doorway

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An enthralling journey into the ancestral dreams and present dilemmas of a rich cast of characters.

About the Author

Alex Miller has twice won the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia's premier literary prize; the first occasion in 1993 for The Ancestor Game, and again in 2003 for Journey to the Stone Country. He is also an overall winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, for The Ancestor Game, in 1993. British by birth, he now lives in Victoria.


Extraordinary fictional portraits of China and Australia. * New York Times Book Review * A wonderful novel of stunning intricacy and great beauty. -- Michael Ondaatje

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