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[Pdf Read] (The Legacy)


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  • The Legacy
  • Kirsten Tranter
  • English
  • 07 November 2019
  • 9780857380623

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Read The Legacy Read & Download The Legacy ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Free download Å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB å Kirsten Tranter What has happened to IngridBeautiful Ingrid inherits a fortune She leaves her friends Julia and Ralph who loves her to marry the cold and intellectual Gil Grey an. The Legacy a debutby Australian author Kirsten Tranter was first published 10 years ago This is my first time reading her The experience is hard to describe Many readers won t have the patience for itbut for those who do they risk becoming totally enslaved to it as I did I admit being spent I don t think I ll stop thinking about it for weeks upon weeks This story is very alive and present in my head It s a long noveland it feels long It s a literary suspense thriller that is so unconventional psychological thriller isn t uite the right description It s epic character driven dramatic ordinary and extraordinary It s about friendships complications through the roof contemporary life privileged upperclass lives middle class lives university students book discussions George Eliot TS Eliot Henry James etc art conversations being young being old being sick abuse travel work families love loss deaths grief betrayal redemptions obsessions affairs secrets in Sydney Australia and New York CityThere s lots of drinking eating smoking a little cocaine trivial pursuit hanging at the bars coffee bagels in cafe s Chinese food take in movie discussions Casablanca anyone etc beauty chatter clothing observations city life sex infatuations jealousies a disappearance on the day of 911and the mystery around it A full cast an interesting cast triangle friendship between Ralph Julia and Ingrid their friends lovers families a professor a fortuneteller even a dominatrix Julia a student at Sydney University is the the main voice narrator While working part time in a video store she meets Ralph She begins going to lunch on Sunday afternoon at Ralph s parents estate in an exclusive area Kirribilli a suburb of Sydney the state of New South Whales Australia Julia and Ralph loved each other instantly though not in the same way When The gorgeous Ingrid came along Ralph s recently orphaned half cousin he loved her instantly Julia liked her too after her initial mistrust That affection was fraught with ambivalence but there was harmony between us that still seems musical and beautiful when I remember it even when I can see the notes of discord that make it often shot through with sadness and envy A little operetta After Ingrid s hefty inheritance she travels to Venice and meets Gil Grey an art dealer Gil lives in New York with his 13 year old daughter Fleur who was considered an art prodigy by the age of three Eventually Ingrid follows Gil to New York and marries him On September 11 she has an appointment downtown and is never seen again Julia to flies to New York to do some detective work about Ingrid s lifeat Ralph s reuest The Legacy is a modern reworking of Henry James Portrait of a Lady set in Sydney and New York before 911 It s sophisticated intriguing heady suave and stunning CLEARLY NOT EVERYONE S cup of teabut it was mine It was dialogue like this that I found compelling enough to stop reading to reflect on situations from my own lifeof times I hurt or offended another person andor times I felt hurt even unintentionally If she was flaunting some kind of power I didn t know what she wanted to achieve with it I decided that she was drunk and for gave her but it was one of those moments when something in me hardened against her instant scar over wound I thought about times a friend did something that bothered me and how sad that in one instant something changed between us And why must it be permanent What stops people from having the hard conversations that provide opportunities for renewal I just know it makes me sad when things are left unsettling resulting in loss As I said earlier this book is long not a uick page turner but it is addictive There are moments though where the reader needs time to think and must set the Book down for a few moments to do that One thing for sure for those readers who don t need a uick rush of a readthis is a very enriching enthralling novel Yellow Brick War upon weeks This story is very alive and present in my head It s a long noveland it feels long It s a literary suspense thriller that is so The Complete Excuses Handbook The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Blame and Shirking Responsibility for All Your Own Miserable Failings and Sloppy Mistakes unconventional psychological thriller isn t Lawrence Ferlinghetti versei uite the right description It s epic character driven dramatic ordinary and extraordinary It s about friendships complications through the roof contemporary life privileged Fearful Hunter #1 university students book discussions George Eliot TS Eliot Henry James etc art conversations being young being old being sick abuse travel work families love loss deaths grief betrayal redemptions obsessions affairs secrets in Sydney Australia and New York CityThere s lots of drinking eating smoking a little cocaine trivial pursuit hanging at the bars coffee bagels in cafe s Chinese food take in movie discussions Casablanca anyone etc beauty chatter clothing observations city life sex infatuations jealousies a disappearance on the day of 911and the mystery around it A full cast an interesting cast triangle friendship between Ralph Julia and Ingrid their friends lovers families a professor a fortuneteller even a dominatrix Julia a student at Sydney University is the the main voice narrator While working part time in a video store she meets Ralph She begins going to lunch on Sunday afternoon at Ralph s parents estate in an exclusive area Kirribilli a suburb of Sydney the state of New South Whales Australia Julia and Ralph loved each other instantly though not in the same way When The gorgeous Ingrid came along Ralph s recently orphaned half cousin he loved her instantly Julia liked her too after her initial mistrust That affection was fraught with ambivalence but there was harmony between The Wedding Day us that still seems musical and beautiful when I remember it even when I can see the notes of discord that make it often shot through with sadness and envy A little operetta After Ingrid s hefty inheritance she travels to Venice and meets Gil Grey an art dealer Gil lives in New York with his 13 year old daughter Fleur who was considered an art prodigy by the age of three Eventually Ingrid follows Gil to New York and marries him On September 11 she has an appointment downtown and is never seen again Julia to flies to New York to do some detective work about Ingrid s lifeat Ralph s reuest The Legacy is a modern reworking of Henry James Portrait of a Lady set in Sydney and New York before 911 It s sophisticated intriguing heady suave and stunning CLEARLY NOT EVERYONE S cup of teabut it was mine It was dialogue like this that I found compelling enough to stop reading to reflect on situations from my own lifeof times I hurt or offended another person andor times I felt hurt even Promise Me Tomorrow unintentionally If she was flaunting some kind of power I didn t know what she wanted to achieve with it I decided that she was drunk and for gave her but it was one of those moments when something in me hardened against her instant scar over wound I thought about times a friend did something that bothered me and how sad that in one instant something changed between Irresistible Intruder us And why must it be permanent What stops people from having the hard conversations that provide opportunities for renewal I just know it makes me sad when things are left The Ripening Sun One Woman and the Creation of a Vineyard unsettling resulting in loss As I said earlier this book is long not a The Razor's Edge uick page turner but it is addictive There are moments though where the reader needs time to think and must set the Book down for a few moments to do that One thing for sure for those readers who don t need a The Old Man Who Loved Cheese uick rush of a readthis is a very enriching enthralling novel

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The Legacy

Read The Legacy Read & Download The Legacy ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Free download Å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB å Kirsten Tranter D start a life amid the New York art scene At 9 am on September 11 2001 she has a downtown appointment with her financial advisor And is never seen again A year l. I liked this book despite its flaws I liked the main character and I liked the story I was very curious about the ending and was mostly satisfied with it I agree with others who wrote about feeling frustrated why did Julia take months to ask uestions that were so obvious to the reader It seemed to be a plot device to add suspense but just ended up being frustrating to read Some of the writing was beautiful but it often felt the author was trying too hard to be intense and deep The descriptive language just got annoying after a while But as a whole the book was enjoyable and I liked the dual settings of Sydney and New York post 911

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Read The Legacy Read & Download The Legacy ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Free download Å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB å Kirsten Tranter Ater Ralph heartbroken and sick sends Julia to New York to piece together Ingrid's life away from them Nothing will prepare Julia for what she ultimately discover. Julia is a student at the University of Sydney to help pay her way she works part time at a video shop in Kings Cross which is where she meets Ralph another student who becomes her best friend Julia s love for Ralph is almost instant and unreuited Ralph bisexual at the best of times sees her only as his friend and confidante The two are close until the arrival of Ingrid Ralph s cousin from Perth She and her model sister Victoria are recently orphaned and Ingrid has come to live with her aunt Eve Ralph s mother in their big old house in a wealthy suburb on the North ShoreIngrid is blonde and beautiful and while disarming and genuine and kind she attracts everyone to her It seems like everyone is in love with Ingrid not least of all Ralph It is in part because of Ralph s growing over protectiveness and interest in her life that Ingrid ends up marrying a much older man Gil Grey and moving to New York to live with him and his teenaged daughter and art protege Fleur But there are signs that Ingrid s new life is less than happy and when she disappears presumed dead on the 11th September the day the twin towers come down she leaves behind some unanswered uestions and many grieving would be loversA year later Ralph too ill to go himself asks Julia to fly to New York to find out about Ingrid s life there In meeting the few people in Ingrid s life and her sinister husband Julia begins to uestion just what happened to Ingrid on 911 did she die when the buildings came down or was she murdered by her controlling husband for knowing too much Or has she used it as the perfect opportunity to disappear to vanish to start a new lifeI bought this book from Gleebooks a bookshop in Glebe just down the road from the University of Sydney which seemed like a nice coincidenceBecause the prologue reveals to us that Gil Grey routinely beats his wife Ingrid and she has only Fleur as support to an extent it seems clear that the two real options are murdered by husband or disappeared to start a new life My bet was on the latter but really the mystery isn t the point of the story It may be the driving force of the last part but the novel is about much than that friendship unreuited love the appreciation of art truth and self discoveryI once wondered aloud at the dearth of stories set during university years while high school is a popular setting no one seems to write books of our tertiary life which is odd considering what an important time it can be for us who decide to go and for those who don t it s a great age really that 18 21 bracket but why don t we re visit it much in books So I loved reading a novel about university students even if university itself didn t factor in much in fact it wasn t even clear what Julia was studying though I assume it was mostly English she referred a couple of times to Law School which I thought strange as law is a four year undergrad degree in Australia We don t have law school that s a North American termJulia narrates in first person so hers is the only perspective we get and like many narrators she herself comes across as a passive character not a protagonist but an observer It s largely because a lot of her conversation is left out her responses to things we get her inner thoughts but we also get the impression that she doesn t speak her mind We also don t get descriptions as in she doesn t describe herself of her facial expressions So there s not much to go on in learning how others see her aside from Ingrid once mentioning her withering stare But part of Julia s backseat observational narrative is less to do with her being a weak character and to do with how powerful Ralph and Ingrid are Those two are larger than life and felt incredibly real mostly because we ve all known people like them immensely charismatic the kind of people everyone knows and wants to be close to to be loved by even because there s a kind of power in that that we want to possess their power or a bit of it As a character study The Legacy is spot on and not just for those twoThe story is light on plot as Julia mostly tells the story of how she met Ralph their friendship Ingrid s arrival and how she affected Julia s friendship with Ralph and then Ingrid s departure for America and how that essentially ended her friendship with Ralph or at least how it had once been There s a great depth of nostalgia in the book that you can taste on your tongue It s certainly not a story about 911 in case you were hoping for one it s merely a plot device though homage is paid to the victims and those who still live It s not a particularly happy story on many levels not just 911 there s a slightly subdued tone to the book consistent throughout that lends itself well to the mystery and the tragedy in generalNevertheless for all that I enjoyed the book I didn t love it I felt it lacked drive Julia s passiveness again and was too long too long winded It has a great deal of presence this is one of several books I ve been reading recently that prove that you can use past tense effectively than present tense which is a bit of a fad lately especially in Young Adult fiction and making me peeved and I loved the parts set in Sydney much than those set in New York Perhaps because I ve been to Sydney a couple of times and can picture it and I know some of the unspoken references whereas New York is a make believe place to me in a wayIf you like slowly evolving tales excellent character development and have an appreciation for subtlety you will probably enjoy this Then again I do but I still found myself merely glad to have finished it by the end


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  1. says: Kirsten Tranter å 6 Read & Download [Pdf Read] (The Legacy)

    [Pdf Read] (The Legacy) ‘The Legacy’a debutby Australian author Kirsten Tranter was first published 10 years ago This is my first time reading her The experience is hard to describe Many readers won’t have the patience for itbut for those who do they risk becoming totally enslaved to it as I did I admit being ‘spent’ I don’t think I

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    [Pdf Read] (The Legacy) Pandemic rereads #7The narrator of The Legacy Julia lives a comfortable ordinary middle class life until she forms a friendship with wealthy Ralph and his beautiful half cousin Ingrid She's swept into their decadent world and falls in love with Ralph who in turn is in love with Ingrid despite being distantly r

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    [Pdf Read] (The Legacy) May contain spoilers May rambleThis is a difficult book to review And I'm going to start by saying that I think the reason I initially gave The Legacy four stars instead of five is to do with the main character Ju

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    [Pdf Read] (The Legacy) Kirsten Tranter å 6 Read & Download Free download Å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB å Kirsten Tranter I wasn't sure what I thought of this book and then I read Peter Craven's review in 'The Monthly' where he calls it a crypto mystery novel rather haphazardly linked to an allusive literary novel and I admit now I know what I thought of this book Initially I was kinda confused because I'd gone into the book thinking it was a mystery a conclusion I'd built from the back cover blurb the apparent subtitle on the fro

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    [Pdf Read] (The Legacy) Kirsten Tranter å 6 Read & Download Read The Legacy I liked this book despite its flaws I liked the main character and I liked the story I was very curious about the ending and was mostly satisfied with it I agree with others who wrote about feeling frustrated why did Julia take months to ask uestions that were so obvious to the reader? It seemed to be a plot device to add

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    [Pdf Read] (The Legacy) You remember where you were when you heard of them – events so momentous you just know the world would never be the same again For the Kennedy assassination I was asleep woken by a teary mother with the sad news For the death of Elvis on my birthday I might add I was enjoying a celebratory sudsy bath but that soon cha

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    Free download Å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB å Kirsten Tranter Kirsten Tranter å 6 Read & Download Read The Legacy I didn't read all of this but enough to conclude that it's not for me I found the writing a bit on the dull side and the characters profoundly

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    Read The Legacy Kirsten Tranter å 6 Read & Download [Pdf Read] (The Legacy) Julia is a student at the University of Sydney; to help pay her way she works part time at a video shop in Kings Cross which is where she meets Ralph another student who becomes her best friend Julia's love for Ralph is almost instant and unreuited Ralph bisexual at the best of times sees her only as his friend and confidante The two are close until the arrival of Ingrid Ralph's cousin from Perth She and her model sister Victoria

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    [Pdf Read] (The Legacy) Kirsten Tranter å 6 Read & Download Read The Legacy This is a long book – 438 pages but I didn’t find that it dragged The first 23 of the book reminded me of an Antipodean Brideshead Revisited or Great Gatsby with the outsider narrator watching wealthy people living out their greed and insecurity There is an artificiality and staginess to the lives of these wealthy and ruthless people and the glamour of the New York art scene does not disguise the curdled ugliness of these so

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