Posted by: Lisa Hill | August 14, 2020

Book Giveaway: The Labyrinth, by Amanda Lohrey

In my enthusiasm for supporting my favourite authors and bookshops while we’re under lockdown here in Melbourne, I have accidentally bought myself two copies of Amanda Lohrey’s new novel The Labyrinth.  (One from Readings, and one from Benn’s Books Bentleigh).

This means that you, my lucky readers, have the opportunity to win a giveaway copy.

I haven’t read it yet, but it’s by Amanda Lohrey so of course it will be wonderful.  This is the blurb:

Erica Marsden’s son, an artist, has been imprisoned for a monstrous act of revenge. Trapped in her grief, Erica retreats from Sydney to a sleepy hamlet on the south coast, near where Daniel is serving his sentence.

There, in a rundown shack by the ocean, she obsesses over building a labyrinth. To create it—to navigate the path through her quandary—Erica will need the help of strangers. And that will require her to trust, and to reckon with her past.

The Labyrinth is a story of guilt and denial, of the fraught relationship between parents and children. It is also an examination of how art can be ruthlessly destructive, and restorative. Mesmerising yet disquieting, it shows Amanda Lohrey to be at the peak of her powers

HOW TO ENTER

Interested? Please add your name to the comments below, and I’ll draw the winner at the end of next week.  All entries from readers with an Australian postcode for delivery will be eligible but it is a condition of entry that if you are the winner, you must contact me with a postal address by the deadline that will be specified in the blog post that announces the winner. (I’ll redraw if this deadline isn’t met).

Good luck everybody!

Author: Amanda Lohrey
Title: The Labyrinth
Publisher: Text
ISBN: 9781922330109

If you don’t want to wait for the giveaway, do what I did, and buy a copy from your favourite bricks-and-mortar bookshop.


Responses

  1. Please add me to the list. It would make a perfect gift for a friend of mine. And might I add, Lisa, this is so You. The support you give is truly wonderful.

    Like

    • You’re first cab off the rank! (You’re sure you wouldn’t be tempted to read it first?)

      Like

      • I probably would! She is a very good friend and fellow-writer so she would certainly understand receiving it as a pre-read. LOL.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Not me thank you Lisa

    Like

    • No? Just as well, I’m already sending a small parcel your way with Small Town Rising and Sugar Heaven, and a surprise as well!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Yes please put me on the list.

    Like

  4. I was just looking at this book yesterday in the bookshop but had several books I bought in my arms. I’ll be happy to step up for this. I’ve been reading things then moving them on to others. One way to keep the shelves from creaking too much😃😃😊

    Like

  5. Thanks Lisa. Love this author :)

    Like

  6. Thanks for the chance Lisa. Please add my name to the list.

    Like

  7. Please put my name in Lisa. I’d love a copy. It sounds wonderful. Thanks!

    Like

    • I certainly will. I hope the new novel is going well:)

      Like

  8. Yes, please add my name to the list. I haven’t read any of Amanda Lohrey’s work but the plot sounds intriguing.

    Like

  9. Oh , yes please! I’d love to be added to the list. Thank you.

    Like

  10. :)

    Like

  11. I don’t normally enter giveaways but this sounds intriguing. I love the cover design.

    Like

  12. I’d love to read this! Please add me to the list :)

    Like

    • Will do! I hope you win in the QLA too!

      Like

      • Thanks Lisa!! I think the book about rugby is going to win … it’s Queensland after all!

        Like

  13. Hi Lisa, Labyrinth was written up in the Age yesterday, and with your review I would like to read it. So please put me in the draw, thanks.

    Like

    • Will do, Meg:)
      (I wonder if I can find that review online…)

      Like

      • The review was in the Oz

        Like

        • Oh dear, then I have to ‘fess up to having that rag in the house. We only get it at the weekend but still I feel it’s like hosting sleaze in my home.

          Like

  14. What a great prize! I’d love to be included in the draw, please Lisa.

    Like

  15. Thank you Lisa for this fabulous give away opportunity. This is my first Amanda Lohrey book and it looks intriguing, especially as she is an Australian writer.

    Like

    • Hello Michelle, welcome and good luck!

      Like

  16. Please add me to your list, Lisa. Have just read a review and would like to read it.

    Like

  17. Thank you 😊
    Sarah Ellwood

    Like

  18. The story line looks intriguing, it would be my first read of Amanda’s. Another fabulous Australian writer it seems!

    Like

    • Oh yes, she’s wonderful. Good luck in the draw!

      Like


Please share your thoughts and join the conversation!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Categories

%d bloggers like this: