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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409087335
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

In the Wet




A classic adventure from the author of A Town Like Alice and On the Beach.

It is the rainy season. Drunk and delirious, an old man lies dying in the Queensland bush. In his opium-hazed last hours, a priest finds his deserted shack and listens to his last words. Half-awake and half-dreaming the old man tells the story of an adventure set decades in the future, in a very different world…

  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409087335
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

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Praise for In the Wet

Shute is an honest exciting adventure writer who blends narrative gift with a fine power of description

John Betjeman

Exhibits his talents at their provocative best

New York Times

That shattering, unaffected, literary style of his is wholly deceptive...is, in fact, masterly

H.E. Bates

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