The Eye of the Storm : A Novel
Author(s): Patrick White
In White's 1973 classic, terrifying matriarch Elizabeth Hunter is facing death while her impatient children—Sir Basil, the celebrated actor, and Princess de Lascabane, an adoptive French aristocrat—wait. It is the dying mother who will command attention, and who in the midst of disaster will look into the eye of the storm. "An antipodean King Lear writ gentle and tragicomic, almost Chekhovian . . . The Eye of the Storm [is] an intensely dramatic masterpiece" (The Australian).
“Beautiful and heroic...Every passage merits attention and gives satisfaction.” —The New York Times Book Review
“In his major postwar novels, the pain and earnestness of the individual's quest for ‘meaning and design' can be felt more intensely than perhaps anywhere else in contemporary Western prose.” —The Sunday Times (London)