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A Sand Archive: Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2019

A Sand Archive: Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2019 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Day, Gregory

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Long before I ever met him I knew his name from the leaky dessicated type of a grey-brown slim volume, cheaply printed but essential to my research... Seeking stories of Australia's Great Ocean Road, a young writer stumbles across a small, technical manual from a minor player in ...the road's history: Dune Stabilisation and Other Engineering Difficulties by FB Herschell. It is a volume unremarkable in every way, save for the surprising portrait of its author that can be read between its lines: a vision of a man who writes with uncanny poetry about sand. And as he continues to mine the archive of FB Herschell - engineer, historian, philosopher - it is not the subject, but the man who begins to fascinate. A man whose private revolution among the streets of Paris and dunes of France begins to change the way he sees Australia's most famous coastal road...
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ISBN 9781760552145
Published AU 24 Apr 2018
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760552145
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador Australia
Published 24 Apr 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Day, Gregory
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 399g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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