Author(s): Murray Bail

Adult Fiction

And in the middle in khaki shorts, dusty knees, is he. Aged twelve he already has a certain earnestness, the solemnity, trying to comprehend what is incomprehensible, 'he wouldn't know what day it is'. He.is an elusive, elliptical, often beautiful thread of observations and memories. It is not autobiography, or even memoir, but a portrait of a figure shown to be passing through time and circumstances. In vignettes, sometimes mere fragments, we glimpse moments and lives--parents, teachers, wives; in Bombay of the 1960s, Paris and London of the 1970s, Melbourne and Sydney--as this figure remembers the years. These are Murray Bail's last reflections on his life: the final book from the acclaimed author of such classic novels as The Pages, Eucalyptus(winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award) and Homesickness. Murray Bailwas born in Adelaide in 1941. He has won numerous awards, including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award for Eucalyptus. His most recent novels are The Pages(2008) and The Voyage(2012). 'One of the most remarkable of the generation of Australian fiction writers that includes Peter Carey and came to first maturity 25 or so years ago.' Age 'One of Australia's most original and imaginative writers.' Canberra Times 'Murray Bail ranks as one of three indisputably world-class Australian novelists now practicing.' The New York Times Book Review


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781922330949
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : March 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Murray Bail
  • : Hardback
  • : 176