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Harland's Half Acre

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Harland's Half Acre Synopsis

A revised edition of this seminal Malouf novel, now with an Afterword from the author.'Absolutely stunning ... a triumph of the writer's craft.' Vogue'Australia's finest writer' Miriam Cosic, The Australian'Malouf is a lyrical story-writer.' Malcolm Knox, The Sydney Morning HeraldFrank Harland's life is centred on his great artistic gift, his passionate love for his father and four brothers, and his desire to regain the Harlands' lost prosperity. Phil Vernon, growing up alone in the midst of a demanding family, is a boy when he first meets Frank Harland, but he is inexorably drawn into the Harlands' circle.Through the interlinked lives of the two families, David Malouf explores solitude and society, possession and dispossession, the obsessions and violence of family life and love, illuminating the larger world of events and imagination.'To read Harland's Half Acre is to have your sense of the quiet ambition, intelligence and immaculate poetry that characterise Malouf's writing renewed. Here is a marble faultlessness, with the animal warmth of a living thing.' Geordie Williamson, The Australian'A panorama of Australian society, scenery, and history ... Malouf succeeds brilliantly in convincing the reader that Harland is indeed an artist, and a good one.' Atlantic'A remarkable book in which the realist and the dreamer are finally and excitingly fused.' The New York Times Book Review

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781742758329
Publication date: 1st February 2013
Author: David Malouf
Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia
Format: Ebook (Epub)