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Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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In 1860, twenty-year-old Lavinia Huntington is transported from her Irish village to start a new life in Mayfair, London, as the wife of a gentleman anthropologist thirty years her senior. One year later she is standing trial for his murder. In modern-day Los Angeles, forty-year-old Professor Julia Huntington, geneticist, returns from a field trip to Afghanistan. She has received a prestigious commission from the US Defense Department to research a genetic propensity to kill without remorse. Soul is a story of two women, across two eras, and their struggle with obsessive love and revenge. Part murder mystery, part psychological thriller, part commentary on genetics and human behaviour, sexual jealousy and betrayal, it is both provocative and unputdownable. (Backcover)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my father, Dr Arnold Learner, mathematician (1934-1975).
  • Epigraphs: 'As natural selection works solely by and for the good of each being, all corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress toward perfection.'- Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species.
    'We still dream what Adam dreamt'. - Victor Hugo.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2006 .
      Extent: 485p.
      Note/s:
      • Bibliography: p.486-487.
      ISBN: 9780732281090, 0732281091

Works about this Work

Sex on the Brain Lily Bragge , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 24 September 2006; (p. 48-49)
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 September - 1 October 2006; (p. 34)

— Review of Soul Tobsha Learner 2006 single work novel
Soul Searching David Gilchrist , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 - 8 October 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of Soul Tobsha Learner 2006 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 October 2006; (p. 25)

— Review of Soul Tobsha Learner 2006 single work novel ; The Cobbler's Apprentice Sandy McCutcheon 2006 single work novel ; Weather Witch Cecilia Dart-Thornton 2006 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 September - 1 October 2006; (p. 34)

— Review of Soul Tobsha Learner 2006 single work novel
Soul Searching David Gilchrist , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 - 8 October 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of Soul Tobsha Learner 2006 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 October 2006; (p. 25)

— Review of Soul Tobsha Learner 2006 single work novel ; The Cobbler's Apprentice Sandy McCutcheon 2006 single work novel ; Weather Witch Cecilia Dart-Thornton 2006 single work novel
Sex on the Brain Lily Bragge , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 24 September 2006; (p. 48-49)
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