The Ancestor Game

Author(s): Alex Miller


The best-selling, 1993 Miles Franklin Award-winning novel from one of Australia's foremost literary writers.


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

Winner of Melbourne Prize for Literature 2012 (Australia).

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

Alex Miller is twice winner of Australia's premier literary prize, The Miles Franklin Literary Award, first 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, in 1993 for The Ancestor Game. His fifth novel, Conditions of Faith, won the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction in the 2001 New South Wales Premier's Awards. In 2011 he won this award a second time with his most recent novel Lovesong. Lovesong also won the People's Choice Award in the NSW Premier's Awards, the Age Book of the Year Award and the Age Fiction Prize for 2011. In 2007 Landscape of Farewell was published to wide critical acclaim and in 2008 won the Chinese Annual Foreign Novels 21st Century Award for Best Novel and the Manning Clark Medal for an outstanding contribution to Australian cultural life. It was also short-listed for the Miles Franklin Award, the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, the ALS Gold Medal and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Alex is published internationally and widely in translation.

BOOK ONE1 Death of the Father2 Only Children3 The Lotus and the Phoenix4 The Winter Visitor5 No Ordinary Child6 Portraits7 The Mother: Homecoming, Men, The Campaign, Signs8 An Interlude in the Garden9 A Memoir of DisplacementBOOK TWO10 The Entrance to the Other-World11 Reflections From the Gazebo: Thirty-Four Days, War, Present Reality, The Gift of Death, Victoria, Into Regions of Uncertainty12 The Lovers13The Little Red Doorway

General Fields

  • : 9781741142266
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : 0.3
  • : July 2003
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alex Miller
  • : Paperback
  • : Main
  • : English
  • : 312
  • : Modern fiction