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The Sugar Mother

by Elizabeth Jolley

An aging but handsome university professor, Edwin Page, is married to Cecilia, a much younger woman who is an obstetrician and gynaecologist. When the childless Cecilia goes away for a year’s study leave, Edwin finds himself more and more in the company of Leila and her mother who live next door.

Winner of the Inaugural France-Australia Award for Literary Translation; translated by Francoise Cartano

  • Year of Publication: 1988
  • Genre: Literature
  • Audience: Adult