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  • Published: 31 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781409015550
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

12 Edmondstone Street




Malouf invites us on an intimate, beautifully described journey into his own past, beginning in his childhood home.

Each house, like each place, has its own topography, its own lore. A complex history comes down to us, through household jokes and anecdotes, odd family habits, and irrational superstitions, that forever shapes what we see and the way in which we see it.

Beginning with his childhood home, David Malouf moves on to show other landmarks in his life, and the way places and things create our private worlds. Written with humour and uncompromising intelligence, 12 Edmondstone Street is an unforgettable portrait of one man's life.

  • Pub date: 31 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781409015550
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

About the Author

David Malouf

David Malouf is the internationally acclaimed author of novels including Ransom, The Great World (winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ prize and the Prix Femina Etranger), Remembering Babylon (winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), An Imaginary Life, Conversations at Curlow Creek, Dream Stuff, Every Move You Make and his autobiographical classic 12 Edmondstone Street. His Collected Stories won the 2008 Australia-Asia Literary Award. His most recent books are A First Place and The Writing Life. He was born in 1934 and was brought up in Brisbane.

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Praise for 12 Edmondstone Street

“Malouf's perceptions are deep and his use of language quite wonderful”

Ian Buruma


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