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`Read Epub ð The Well ê In this haunting tale of obsessive love and sexual awakening, a young orphan is drawn away from her guardian to the well where the injured voice of a my sterious dead creature calls her On the surface it is a simply written tale with only 2 main characters, set in one place But like the saying Still waters run deep , so it is with The Well In fact, water is a recurring motif here, both rain vs drought, but also the deep, unseen ground water, which symbolises the inner turmoil of our respectable yet isolated spinster Hester Harper hides passions and jealousies under a blunt and practical exterior Her interest in her young charge Katherine is not as altruistic as she would On the surface it is a simply written tale with only 2 main characters, set in one place But like the saying Still waters run deep , so it is with The Well In fact, water is a recurring motif here, both rain vs drought, but also the deep, unseen ground water, which symbolises the inner turmoil of our respectable yet isolated spinster Hester Harper hides passions and jealousies under a blunt and practical exterior Her interest in her young charge Katherine is not as altruistic as she would have us believe Hers is a selfish and possessive love And Katherine, who plays the infantalised, niave ingenue, may or may not be as innocent as Hester would have her The fantasies of the sheltered young woman clash with the dreadful and serious reality of a hidden crime The ending is ambiguous, as is much in this book, but that merely adds to the vibe of the whole book She wondered how Kathy could suddenly look dishonest She had to realise that it was not sudden, that she had always dreaded a revelation of something not quite truthful Australian Gothic Love it Hester, a lonely rich spinster takes on the beautiful 16 year orphan Kathy Starved for company she becomes dependent on her ward, jealously reading her letters and guarding her from friendships One night, driving back to their isolated farm, Kathy hits something It is not an animal Claustrophobi She wondered how Kathy could suddenly look dishonest She had to realise that it was not sudden, that she had always dreaded a revelation of something not quite truthful Australian Gothic Love it Hester, a lonely rich spinster takes on the beautiful 16 year orphan Kathy Starved for company she becomes dependent on her ward, jealously reading her letters and guarding her from friendships One night, driving back to their isolated farm, Kathy hits something It is not an animal Claustrophobic unsettling atmosphere which reminded me of Rebecca and We Have Always Lived in the Castle The ending aimed for The Turn of the Screw but missed A shame because the rest of The Well was so brilliant it could have easily become an internationally renowned cult classic rather than the book that won the Miles Franklin in 1985 I anticipate readingfrom Elizabeth Jolley in future So this is great up to a point the point it finishes I don t really understand why writers are allowed to set up a terrific story which is truly hard to put down and then stop rather than end I know that s the modern thing to do, but all the same, does that make it art or a cop out We all know that anything might happen in life But I don t see why it isn t part of the duty of a story teller to tell the story Not just the beginning and middle, but the end The whole kit and caboodle.I m star So this is great up to a point the point it finishes I don t really understand why writers are allowed to set up a terrific story which is truly hard to put down and then stop rather than end I know that s the modern thing to do, but all the same, does that make it art or a cop out We all know that anything might happen in life But I don t see why it isn t part of the duty of a story teller to tell the story Not just the beginning and middle, but the end The whole kit and caboodle.I m starting to wonder if it isn t a critical aspect of the new genre book club It s something to talk about isn t it OMG, what did YOU think was going to happen next Blah blah blah But I don t give a rat s what my friends at book club think about how it might have ended IF it had had a darned ending instead of just stopping I want the author s take on that Instead she s taken the easy way out.Is that too much to ask For a story to have an ending Did it have an ending and I missed it Opinions sought First published in 1986, The Well was Jolley s seventh novel she came to writing late her first book was published in her early 50s It earned her the Miles Franklin Literary Award.It s an exquisitely written tale about love, loneliness and growing old, but it s also about trust how we earn it and how easy it is to throw away and of two women struggling to maintain an unconventional relationship in a strict patriarchal society.Set on a remote sheep and wheat farm in rural Western Australi First published in 1986, The Well was Jolley s seventh novel she came to writing late her first book was published in her early 50s It earned her the Miles Franklin Literary Award.It s an exquisitely written tale about love, loneliness and growing old, but it s also about trust how we earn it and how easy it is to throw away and of two women struggling to maintain an unconventional relationship in a strict patriarchal society.Set on a remote sheep and wheat farm in rural Western Australia, the book opens in dramatic fashion One night, returning from a party in town, Miss Hester Harper and her young companion Katherine are driving home too fast when they accidentally hit a creature on the farm track They dispose of the body by pushing it down the farm s unused well, which is covered over with a tin roof.At this stage in the story the reader does not know whether the body is human or animal And we do not know why the two women have chosen to keep the incident from the authorities All we know is that both are frightened, that both are perplexed by what has happened because there s never ever anyone along this track.Then Jolley does something rather wonderful Nine pages in, having captured our attention, she shifts the action back to the past and gives us Hester and Katherine s back story As an example of how to create suspense in a novel, you d be hard pressed to find anything that matches this powerful master stroke.To read the rest of my review, please visit my blog