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  • Published: 4 June 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761349652
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $22.99

Treasure: The film tie-in of Too Many Men




The film adaptation of Lily Brett's bestselling novel, Too Many Men.

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize

Ruth Rothwax, a successful woman with her own business, Rothwax Correspondence, can find order and meaning in writing words for other people – condolence letters, thank-you letters, even you-were-great-in-bed letters. But as the daughter of Edek Rothwax, an Auschwitz survivor with a somewhat idiosyncratic approach to the English language, Ruth can find no words to understand the loss her family experienced during World War II.

Ruth is obsessed with the idea of returning to Poland with her father, but she doesn't quite understand why she feels this so intensely. To make sense of her family's past, yes. To visit the places where her beloved mother and father lived and almost died, certainly. But she knows there's more to this trip. By facing Poland, and the past, she can finally confront her own future.

'One of a rare breed . . . a polished stylist with brains, wit, and a message.' Sun Herald

'Too Many Men is [Lily Brett's] masterpiece.' The Australian

'This is writing of a high order of accomplishment.' Sydney Morning Herald

'A very funny writer with a feel for the vagaries of conversation and behaviour.' The Age

  • Published: 4 June 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761349652
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Lily Brett

Lily Brett (OAM) is the critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling Australian novelist, essayist and poet. She is one of Australia’s most loved writers. Her writing has received numerous prestigious awards including the Commonwealth Writers Prize for her novel Too Many Men, and the Prix Médicis Étranger for Lola Bensky. She has written seven works of fiction, five collections of essays and ten volumes of poetry. Lily lives in New York City with her husband, Australian artist David Rankin.

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Praise for Treasure: The film tie-in of Too Many Men

One of a rare breed . . . a polished stylist with brains, wit, and a message.

Sun-Herald

Too Many Men is [Lily Brett's] masterpiece.

The Australian

This is writing of a high order of accomplishment.

Sydney Morning Herald

A very funny writer with a feel for the vagaries of conversation and behaviour.

The Age

She's such an easy writer to read, but beautifully funny ... complex and delightful as well.

Stephen Fry

[Brett's] such an important chronicler of Jewish Life ... she belongs in the class of writers like Philip Roth.

Lena Dunham

At once haunting, riotously funny, and deeply touching ...

Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review)

Haunting ... heartbreaking ... [Treasure] manages both humor and searing sadness, sometimes in the same moment.

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