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From the image of a small boy entranced by his mother's GI Escort, yet still hoping for the return of a father 'missing in action', to the portrait of an adult writer trying to piece together a defining image of his late father, these outstanding stories conjure up with sharp intensity the memories and events that make a man.
These powerfully vivid stories by a great writer range over more than a century of Australian life, from green tropical lushness to 'blacksoil country', from scrub and outback to city streets-evoking dark shadows beneath a bright sun, and lives shaped by the ghosts of history and the rhythms of unruly nature.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099289906

    April 6, 2001

    Vintage

    240 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • EBook

    9781409015659

    October 31, 2012

    Vintage Digital

    240 pages

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Also by David Malouf

An Open Book
The One Day: Short Black 7
Being There
The Writing Life
A First Place
Earth Hour
The Conversations At Curlew Creek
The Happy Life: The Search for Contentment in the Modern World
The Happy Life: The Search of Contentment in the Modern World: Quarterly Essay 41
Harland's Half Acre
Ransom
The Complete Stories
On Experience
Revolving Days: Selected Poems
Every Move You Make
Typewriter Music
Made in England: Australia's British Inheritance: Quarterly Essay 12
Johnno
Jane Eyre
The Great World
12 Edmondstone Street
Antipodes
Fly Away Peter
An Imaginary Life

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The Heart's Invisible Furies
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Tiger Men
The Bear and The Nightingale
Swing Time
Breath
Ready Player One
The Trip of a Lifetime
On Chesil Beach
The Light Between Oceans