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The Tree Of Man by Patrick White
The Tree Of Man
by Patrick White

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Sasha Holden‘s review

Aug 23, 15  ·  edit
Read in March, 2015
Its difficult to write about the simple things in life. That is if you are not Patrick White. White in “The Tree Of Man” leads you on a journey of events that are somewhat ordinary from the outside. Meeting your future wife, taking her home in the bush to commence a new life together, all the time surrounded by a slowly developing community. Surrounded by change.
Yet as is often the case in White’s novels it is the change from within that renders his stories outstanding. Stan Parker, an ordinary man from the outside, but a complex character from within.
For mine this novel is about life and change in its purest format. A novel that reflects on our relationships with ourselves, with those with whom we live, to those with whom we interact. A novel that brings us the story of an ordinary man, in an extraordinary manner. White delivers here in spades. For lovers of Australia, Australian history, indeed the simple things in life, real life that is, this book is a must read.