Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
Dr Richard Rossiter
This thesis comprises a novel entitled A New Map of the Universe and an accompanying essay. The novel tells the story of a young architect named Grace Darlowe, who is struggling with her very first project: the design of a house for her lover, Michael. Grace struggles partly because she is uncertain about the future of her relationship with Michael, but her insecurities are more deeply rooted in her troubled relationship with her mother, Madeleine. Embittered by grief, Madeleine blames Grace for her husband Peter's death and resents Grace's choice to follow her father in becoming an architect. Grace is debilitated by her mother's attitude and is unable to begin her career as an architect because she feels overshadowed by her father's unfulfilled potential.
Smith, A. (2003). A new map of the universe : A novel and accompanying essay. Retrieved from https://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/1057