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Shell by Kristina Olsson

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November 2018, no. 406
Susan Wyndham reviews 'Shell' by Kristina Olsson

Shell

by Kristina Olsson

Scribner, $35 hb, 374 pp, 9781925685329

Shell by Kristina Olsson

Reviewed by
November 2018, no. 406

The story of the Sydney Opera House is usually told as the heroic tragedy of its Danish architect, Jørn Utzon, who won the design competition for his breathtaking cluster of white sails but resigned before its completion over conflict about practicalities, costs, and government interference. In her exquisite novel Shell, Kristina Olsson comes at the drama obliquely, from the perspective of Sydney’s working people.

Susan Wyndham reviews 'Shell' by Kristina Olsson

Shell

by Kristina Olsson

Scribner, $35 hb, 374 pp, 9781925685329

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