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Homesickness, Murray Bail's brilliant first novel won the 1980 National Book Council Award and the 1980 Age Book of the Year Award. Thirteen men and women, married and single, happy and sad, visit various countries and museums, hotels and shops. They are like tourists anywhere, except that wherever they go - Africa, England, South America, New York or Russia - they find nothing is as it seems. Challenged by unexpected propositions, differences and subtleties of life and history, Bail's tourists are in turn repelled, attracted, altered.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 28mm | 290g
  • Text Publishing Co
  • The Text Publishing Company
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 1875847642
  • 9781875847648

About Murray Bail

Murray Bail was born in Adelaide in 1941. Homesickness, his first novel, won the National Book Award for Australian Literature and the Melbourne Age Book of the Year Award. Holden's Performance, first published in 1988, won the Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction. Eucalyptus was the winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Murray Bail's non-fiction includes an acclaimed monograph on the work of the painter Ian Fairweather and Longhand, A Writer's Notebook.
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