The Young Wife

The Young Wife

by David Martin
published 1962 Ligature untapped genre Literary Fiction

Anna is a Cypriot. Young, beautiful—and sent to Australia to marry Yannis, a man she’s never met. The Young Wife is a tender, insightful story of love, marriage and culture clash. First published in 1962.

‘A splendid piece of work. A milestone on our road to literary maturity.’ — The Sydney Morning Herald

‘Deeply impressive … the characters are memorable.’ — The Age

David Martin AM (1915–1997) was a journalist and author who wrote novels, non-fiction, poetry and children’s books. His books include The Hero of Too (1965), Frank and Francesca (1972) and the autobiography My Strange Friend (1990). He was the recipient of the Patrick White Award in 1991.