Voss by Patrick White
Set in nineteenth-century Australia, a sweeping novel about a secret passion between the explorer Voss and the young orphan Laura. As Voss is tested by hardship, mutiny, and betrayal during his crossing of the brutal Australian desert, Laura awaits his return in Sydney, where she endures their months of separation as if her life were a dream and Voss the only reality.
The 1442nd greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 53rd on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
- - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)