The Drowner

The Drowner

3.5 (192 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

In the warm alkaline waters of the public bath a headstrong young engineer accidentally collides with a beautiful actress. From this innocent collision of flesh begins a passion that takes them from the Wiltshire Downs to the most elemental choices of life and death in the Australian desert. Their intense romance is but part of the daring story that unfolds. Mingling history, myth and technology with a modern cinematic and poetic imagination, Robert Drewe presents a fable of European ambitions in an alien landscape, and a magnificently sustained metaphor of water as the life-and-death force.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 28mm | 557.92g
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0141008024
  • 9780141008028
  • 803,270

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About Robert Drewe

Robert Drewe is the author of seven novels, four books of short stories, two memoirs, six other works of non-fiction and two plays. His work has been widely translated, and adapted for film, television, theatre and radio.
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192 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 19% (36)
4 35% (67)
3 29% (56)
2 12% (23)
1 5% (10)
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