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’.
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
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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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