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The Resource Landscape of Farewell

Landscape of Farewell

Label
Landscape of Farewell
Title
Landscape of Farewell
Statement of responsibility
Alex Miller
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Language
eng
Summary
'Is it history that tells us who we are? Or is it the story we tell ourselves ... that defines who we are?' (The Australian) A profound and moving story about the land, the past, exile and acceptance from the award-winning author of Journey to the Stone Country.A hauntingly beautiful meditation on the land, the past, exile and friendship, Landscape of Farewell is the powerful new novel from acclaimed Australian author, Alex Miller.It is the story of Max Otto, an elderly German academic. After the death of his much-loved wife and his recognition that he will never write the great study of history that was to be his life's crowning work, Max believes his life is all but over. Everything changes, though, when his valedictory lecture is challenged by Professor Vita McLelland, a feisty young Australian Aboriginal academic visiting Germany. Their meeting and growing friendship sets Max on a journey that would have seemed unthinkable just a few short weeks earlier.When, at Vita's invitation, Max travels to Australia, he forms a deep friendship with her uncle, Aboriginal elder Dougald Gnapun. It is a friendship that not only gives new meaning and purpose to Max, but which teaches him the profound importance of truth-telling in reconciliation with his own and his country's past.Following Alex Miller's Miles Franklin-winning Journey to the Stone Country, Landscape of Farewell is a wise and grave novel of power, beauty and truth.Praise for Alex Miller'[The Ancestor Game] is a wonderful novel of stunning intricacy and great beauty.' - Michael Ondaatje'Miller is a master storyteller.' - Drusilla Modjeska
Summary
After the death of Max Otto's much-loved wife and his realisation that he will never write the great study of history that he always thought would be his life's crowning work, Max is comtemplating putting an end to his life. Yet when he travels to Australia he forms an unlikely freiendship with Dougald Gnapun, an Aboriginal elder. A friendship that not only saves his life and gives him new meaning and purpose, but teaches him of the profound importance of truth-telling in his reconciliation with his, and his country's, past.
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294373
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NOV
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1936-
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Miller, Alex
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Landscape of Farewell
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:7cc117e1-6751-4fef-97d9-6eddf882964e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741761108
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Landscape of Farewell
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7cc117e1-6751-4fef-97d9-6eddf882964e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781741761108
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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