Conditions of faith
For the 1920s woman, marriage and motherhood were a fairly natural progression. For Emily Stanton, the heroine of Conditions of faith, life becomes somewhat complicated when her clear path becomes complicated by pursuing other interests. Emily meets and marries Scottish engineer Georges, who has devoted his adulthood to designing the great bridge that ambitiously aims to straddle the Sydney Harbour. Emily and Georges leave Australia and move back to his apartment in Paris where Georges resumes his “marriage” with his work and Emily fights boredom and long empty hours of loneliness. Emily struggles to find her “reason” to live and finds she cannot be satisified with the responsibilities of matrimony and later with motherhood. Set in Australia, Paris and Tunisia. This is an unconventional romance novel.