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Eucalyptus (Paperback)

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On a property in New South Wales, a man named Holland lives with his daughter Ellen. As years pass and Ellen grows into a beautiful young woman, her father announces his decision: she will marry the first man who can name all the species of the eucalypt, down to the last tree.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 20/05/1999 ISBN-13: 9781860464959  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Murray Bail was born in Adelaide in 1941, and now lives in Sydney. His first novel, Homesickness, won the National Book Award for Australian Literature and the Melbourne Age Book of the Year Award. His subsequent novel, Holden's Performance, won the Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction. His non-fiction includes an acclaimed monograph on the work of the painter Ian Fairweather.

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As his daughter grows up, a farmer in New South Wales plants hundreds of species of eucalyptus on his land: she will marry the man who can name them all. While experts and swains, drawn by Ellen's legendary beauty, fall short, she herself is smitten with young man who tells her incantatory stories amidst the gum trees. A book out of time - in part because of its fairy-tale archetypes and patriarchal values, this is a bewitching story of an existence cultivated by landscape.

- Jonathan

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 22/01/2014

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