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Titel: Questions of Travel (1st edition hardback)
Verlag: Allen and Unwin
Zustand: Near Fine
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine
Auflage: First Edition.
Nr Fine/Fine 1st impression 1st ed 2013 Allen and Unwin hardback, unclipped DJ. One previous page corner crease only, all else Fine and unmarked. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781743311776. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 056554. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 056554
Inhaltsangabe: A novel of dazzling virtuosity and luminous intelligence that explores our urge to leave home, by a writer previously longlisted for both the Man Booker and Orange prizes whose prose can only be described as 'rich, luxuriant, intense, and gorgeous.' --Anita Desai
Laura travels the world before returning to Sydney, where she works for a publisher of travel guides. Ravi dreams of being a tourist until he is driven from Sri Lanka by devastating events.
An enthralling array of people, places and stories surround these superbly drawn characters - from Theo, whose life plays out in the long shadow of the past, to Hana, an Ethiopian woman determined to reinvent herself.
Michelle de Kretser illuminates travel, work and modern dreams in this brilliant evocation of the way we live now. Questions of Travel is infused with wit, imagination, uncanny common sense and a deep understanding of what makes us tick.
This is a novel unlike any other I have read... It is not really possible to describe, in a short space, the originality and depth of this long and beautifully crafted book. --A.S. Byatt, The Guardian
Ambitious and entertaining... Questions of Travel should ensure her place as a serious international novelist of the first rank. --The Economist
Sweeping and virtuosic... An outstanding novel. --Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail
Novel by novel, the Sri Lankan-born Australian has emerged as one of the most fiercely intelligent voices in fiction today. This new work, her most ambitious yet, makes globalisation and its discontents the focus of a multi-faceted story that unites grandeur and intimacy. --Boyd Tonkin, The Independent
Man Booker-longlisted de Kretser's precisely written novel is concerned with tourists, refugees and the complexities of immigration... a nuanced and ambivalent look at the crassness of tourism. --The Sunday Times
This truly is a book for our times. --Irish Times
Witty, absorbing and florid with ideas... a long, eventful journey, but the destination is worth it. --Scotland on Sunday
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