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The Resource Questions of Travel

Questions of Travel

Label
Questions of Travel
Title
Questions of Travel
Statement of responsibility
Michelle de Kretser
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Language
eng
Summary
A dazzling, compassionate and deeply moving novel from one of world literature's rising stars.Winner of the 2013 Miles Franklin Literary 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 TimesPraise 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
Summary
An Australian tour-guide, returning to work in Sydney after a small inheritance allows her to travel the world, crosses paths with a Sri Lankan political exile in this novel that juxtaposes tourism with the lives of locals
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Award
  • Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, 2013.
  • Miles Franklin Award, 2013.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Book of the Year, 2014.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 2014.
  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Fiction, 2013.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Fiction category, 2012.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Premier's Prize, 2012.
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Cataloging source
DLC
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de Kretser, Michelle
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Questions of Travel
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781743435182
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Questions of Travel
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ede3be89-b27f-4a08-8f48-a35282d321a1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781743435182
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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