In 1941, Rob Coram is six. The war feels far removed from his world of aunties and cousins and the beautiful, dry landscape of Geraldton in Western Australia. But when his favourite, older cousin, Rick, leaves to join the army, the war takes a step closer.
When Rick returns from the war several years later, he has changed and Rob feels betrayed. The old merry-go-round that represents Rob's dream of utopia (the security of his family and of the land that is his home) begins to disintegrate before his eyes.
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(Julian) Randolph Stow was born in Geraldton, Western Australia, in 1935. He lectured in English Literature at the University of Adelaide, the University of Western Australia and University of Leeds. His novel To the Islands won the Miles Franklin Award in 1958. He was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award in 1979. He now lives in England.
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Book Description Penguin Modern Classics, Australia, 2008. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Penguin Edition. Paperback. The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea. In 1941, when his admired twenty-year-old cousin Rick leaves to join the army. Rob Coram is six. Geraldton and the sheep stations owned by his numerous relatives form his world. The war, remote in place and interest, seems hardly further away that 'Australia' - a country Rob has heard of without realising he lives there. 400 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, Reference books ,and all types of Academic Literature.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 096092
Book Description Condition: Very Good. Binding: Paperback. Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics (2008). Bookseller Inventory # NF-LB-3110426
Book Description Penguin, Australia, 2008. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 7000679
Book Description Penguin Australia, 2009. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP64879260