• Time's Long Ruin See large image

    Time's Long Ruin (Paperback) By (author) Stephen Orr

    Currently unavailable

    We can notify you when this item is back in stock

    | Add to wishlist

    OR try AbeBooks who may have this title (opens in new window).

    Try AbeBooks

    DescriptionNine-year-old Henry Page is a club-footed, deep-thinking loner, spending his summer holidays reading, roaming the melting streets of his suburb, playing with his best friend Janice and her younger brother and sister. Then one day Janice asks Henry to spend the day at the beach with them. He declines, a decision that will stay with him forever. Time's Long Ruin is based loosely on the disappearance of the Beaumont children from Glenelg beach on Australia Day, 1966. It is a novel about friendship, love and loss; a story about those left behind, and how they carry on: the searching, the disappointments, the plans and dreams that are only ever put on hold. Winner, Unpublished manuscript award, Adelaide Festival awards for literature 'Stephen Orr is the custodian and celebrant of Adelaide's darkest mysteries - the great unsolved Somerton Man case, hidden pedophilia, The Don's business dealings, three children lost forever at the beach and everything that the ominous word "Snowtown" can connote. In Time's Long Ruin he has conjured up the suburban claustrophobia of the Fifties and added to it streaks of these darker pigments. His Thomas Street, Croydon - particularly on hot days, when no one has enough to do and everyone gets on each other's nerves - is Adelaide's very distinctive version of Winton's Cloudstreet, Malouf's Edmondstone Street and White's Sarsaparilla; but the quality and vividness of Orr's evocation of those stultifying times ensures he can hold his head high in such illustrious company. Time's Long Ruin is a compelling page-turner.' - Richard Walsh '...eloquent, unusual, bold but responsible retelling of a veritable urban nightmare that still haunts the Australian imagination.' - Peter Pierce, the Sydney Morning Herald


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Time's Long Ruin

    Title
    Time's Long Ruin
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Orr
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Weight: 450 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781862548305
    ISBN 10: 1862548307
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: 823.4
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Wakefield Press
    Imprint name
    Wakefield Press
    Publication date
    07 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Kent Town