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Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 03/02/2022
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A man arrives at a house on the coast to write a book. Separated from his lover and family and friends, he finds the solitude he craves in the pyrotechnic beauty of nature, just as the world he has shut out is experiencing a cataclysmic shift. The preoccupations that have galvanised him and his work fall away and he becomes lost in memory and beauty. He begins to tell us a story... A retired porn star who is made an offer he can't refuse for the sake of his family and future. So he returns to the world he fled years before, all too aware of the danger of opening the door to past temptations and long-buried desires. Can he resist the oblivion and bliss they promise? A breathtakingly audacious novel by the acclaimed author of The Slap and Damascus about finding joy and beauty in a raging and punitive world, about the refractions of memory and time and, most subversive of all, the mystery of art and its creation.

  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 9781838955656
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 540g
  • Dimensions: 216 x 160 x 33 mm

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7 ½
It's the first thing I've read by Tsiolkas, and it's whetted my appetite to read more. What I loved most was the combination of autofiction with fiction, t... READ MORE
Jon H
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7 1/2 characters (estimated) and an author
The story of how to follow up the smash-hit is one of culture's perennial stories. The Slap (2008) propelled Australian Cristos Tsiolkas into international... READ MORE
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