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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)

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'The clotted magnificence of this chortling midden of ratbags, pervs and wastrels keeps you reading' - Valentine Cunningham, Observer

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