Questions of Travel

Description

Winner of the 2013 Miles Franklin Award A mesmerising literary novel, Questions of Travel charts two very different lives. 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. Around these two superbly drawn characters, a double narrative assembles an enthralling array of people, places and stories - from Theo, whose life plays out in the long shadow of the past, to Hana, an Ethiopian woman determined to reinvent herself in Australia. Award-winning author Michelle de Kretser illuminates travel, work and modern dreams in this brilliant evocation of the way we live now. Wonderfully written, Questions of Travel is an extraordinary work of imagination - a transformative, very funny and intensely moving novel. Praise for The Lost Dog: 'This is the best novel I have read in a long time.' - AS Byatt 'a beautiful piece of writing - place your bets now for the Booker.' - Kate Saunders, The Times Praise for The Hamilton Case: 'one of the most remarkable books I've read in a long while - subtle and mysterious, both comic and eerie, and brilliantly evocative of time and place. I've never been to Sri Lanka but I feel it's become part of my interior landscape, and I so much admire Michelle de Kretser's formidable technique - her characters feel alive, and she can create a sweeping narrative which encompasses years, and yet still retain the sharp, almost hallucinatory detail. It's brilliant. (Booker judges, where were you?)' - Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall

Details

Author(s)
Michelle de Kretser
Format
Paperback | 528 pages
Dimensions
128 x 198mm
Publication date
24 Jul 2013
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Publication City/Country
Sydney, Australia
ISBN10
1743317336
ISBN13
9781743317334
Bestsellers rank
377,503