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Is part of Glenroy Series Steven Carroll , 2001 series - author novel (number 6 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 The Year of the Beast
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'Melbourne, 1917: the times are tumultuous, the city is in the grip of a kind of madness. The Great War is raging, and it is the time of the hotly contested second conscription referendum. Fights are raging on the streets, rallies for 'YES' and 'NO' facing off against each other on opposing corners. Men, women and children, jostling, brawling, fighting and spitting.

'Through these streets walks Maryanne, forty years old, unmarried and seven months pregnant. These are uncertain, dangerous times for a woman in her position. And she is facing a difficult choice - a choice which gets more urgent by the day - whether to give her child up for adoption as the Church insists she does, or to keep her child and face an uncertain future.

'An extraordinary powerful novel of a time, a city and a woman, The Year of the Beast is Steven Carroll at his best. A rhythmic, insistent and pulsing novel that tells a compelling story of mothers, families, and what it means to be an individual, standing against the surge of the crowd.'  (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2019 .
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      Extent: 320p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 21 January 2019.

      ISBN: 9781460751107, 1460751108

Works about this Work

Purely Human Geordie Williamson , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23 February 2019; (p. 16)

— Review of The Year of the Beast Steven Carroll , 2019 single work novel

'Steven Carroll’s six-volume Glenroy series is a beautiful reminder of what novels can do, writes Geordie Williamson.' 

Loops and Folds Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 409 2019; (p. 27)

'In his 2017 essay ‘Notes for a Novel’, illuminatingly added as a kind of afterword at the end of this book, Steven Carroll recalls a dream that he had twenty years ago. It was this dream, he says, that grew into a series of novels centred on the Melbourne suburb of Glenroy, a series of which this novel is the sixth and last. ' (Introduction)

Steven Carroll : The Year of the Beast Luke Horton , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 23 February - 1 March 2019;

— Review of The Year of the Beast Steven Carroll , 2019 single work novel

'The sixth and final novel of Steven Carroll’s Glenroy series takes us back to where this intergenerational saga begins, to Melbourne in 1917, and to Maryanne, a 40-year-old woman who is pregnant with an illegitimate child; a child who is “the egg from which a story would be hatched”.' (Introduction)

Steven Carroll : The Year of the Beast Luke Horton , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 23 February - 1 March 2019;

— Review of The Year of the Beast Steven Carroll , 2019 single work novel

'The sixth and final novel of Steven Carroll’s Glenroy series takes us back to where this intergenerational saga begins, to Melbourne in 1917, and to Maryanne, a 40-year-old woman who is pregnant with an illegitimate child; a child who is “the egg from which a story would be hatched”.' (Introduction)

Purely Human Geordie Williamson , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23 February 2019; (p. 16)

— Review of The Year of the Beast Steven Carroll , 2019 single work novel

'Steven Carroll’s six-volume Glenroy series is a beautiful reminder of what novels can do, writes Geordie Williamson.' 

Loops and Folds Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 409 2019; (p. 27)

'In his 2017 essay ‘Notes for a Novel’, illuminatingly added as a kind of afterword at the end of this book, Steven Carroll recalls a dream that he had twenty years ago. It was this dream, he says, that grew into a series of novels centred on the Melbourne suburb of Glenroy, a series of which this novel is the sixth and last. ' (Introduction)

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