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This story covers four stages in the life of Australian Holden Shadbolt who moves from Adelaide to Sydney. He develops a reputation for silence and reliability and for an amazing photographic memory, making him useful to those in power and to those who appear to need protection. Murray Bail's first novel "Homesickness" won the 1980 Age Book of the Year Award.
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"Very amusing, ironic and wise... a success, no doubt about it" (Sydney Morning Herald)
"A novel of epic proportions. It's not merely about characters and events, but also about shapes and landscapes, history and the future, fact and falsehood, light and darkness... He writes with a rare perception of the Australian struggle for a defineable identity in bold, inventive, often wildly funny prose" (David Rooney Time Out)
"The work of a dazzling imagination" (Kate Saunders Independent)
'The clotted magnificence of this chortling midden of ratbags, pervs and wastrels keeps you reading' - Valentine Cunningham, Observer
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Book Description Soft cover. Condition: Fair. Good copy,pages discolouring from storage,cover reasonable but used. Seller Inventory # 000431
Book Description in 1988 Murray Bail won the Australian Fiction Prize for this deft and hilarious romp. 352 Seiten, Taschenbuch, mit Gebrauchsspuren, schön erhalten. Seller Inventory # 5157
Book Description Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First UK paperback edition. p. Illustrated wrappers. Very minor edge-wear else Fine. Author's second novel and winner of the 1988 Victorian Premier's Award for Fiction. Signed by Bail on the title page. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 18065X
Book Description Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First UK paperback edition. p. Illustrated wrappers. Minor wear to base of spine else in pristine condition. Author's second novel and winner of the 1988 Victorian Premier's Award for Fiction. Signed by Bail on the title page for Greg Gatenby with his signature on the first page and dated in the year of publication. Gatenby was the Canadian author who served as artistic director of the famous Toronto Harbourfront Reading Series and the International Festival of Authors. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 31274