Anna MacDonald reviews 'The Everlasting Sunday' by Robert Lukins

Anna MacDonald reviews 'The Everlasting Sunday' by Robert Lukins

The Everlasting Sunday

by Robert Lukins

University of Queensland Press, $29.95 pb, 224 pp, 9780702260056

Set in England during the Big Freeze of 1962–63 – the coldest winter in nearly 300 years – Robert Lukins’s first novel tells the story of Radford, who is sent to live at Goodwin Manor, ‘a place for boys who have been found by trouble’. The Manor is overseen by Teddy, a charismatic depressive, who resists pressure to establish a ‘philosophy’ of reform and instead determines ‘only to keep [the boys in his care] alive’.

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Published in April 2018, no. 400
Anna MacDonald

Anna MacDonald

Anna MacDonald is a writer and bookseller based in Melbourne. Her work has appeared in Splice, 3AM Magazine, the Sydney Review of Books, and Australian Book Review. A collection of her essays, Between the Word and the World, will be published by Splice in October 2019. Her début novel, The Weight of Water, is also forthcoming from Splice in 2020.

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