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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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              A sweeping and humane novel of Sebaldian scope and power - the story of a man's life, the obsession which consumed him, all reconstructed from the prodigious archive he left behind...

              ISBN 9781760552145
              Published AU 24 Apr 2018
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
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              The Grand Hotel
               

              The Grand Hotel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Day, Gregory

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              ISBN 9781741669732
              Published AU 1 Jul 2010
              Publisher Random House
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              Archipelago of Souls

              Archipelago of Souls (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Day, Gregory

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              "Day is one of a small, bold band of Australian novelists...whose imaginative compass is as spacious as is their appetite for risk." The Weekend Australian "Day has chiselled artfully away at his creation, and the result is lovely." The Saturday Paper In the aftermath o...f the Second World War, an Australian soldier, Wesley Cress, a hero of the underground resistance on German-occupied Crete, seeks solace and comfort on King Island, in the mouth of Bass Strait, in the Roaring Forties latitude of the Southern Ocean. Wesley carries in his heart the infernal story of the Battle of Crete, the disappearance of his brother in the ensuing evacuation, and the hellish journey he was forced to take after he was left behind on the ancient island. When he meets Leonie Fermoy, the granddaughter of an American whaler with her own nightmares, the private and the public battles of their post-war worlds begin to fuse. Through the agency of John Lascelles - the unassuming postmaster on the island and a crusader for the rights of returned soldiers - Wes and Leonie attempt to negotiate a future in which love can prevail in a morally devastated world. Archipelago of Souls is a novel exploring the difficult realities of nationhood, war, morality and love. Compelling and beautifully realised, it is about the creation of identity, the enigmas of memory and the power of the written word to heal the deepest wounds. "Richly layered and skilfully controlled, Day is one of a small, bold band of Australian novelists whose imaginative compass is as spacious as is their appetite for risk. For each renewal of his career we can be thankful." The Australian "A mature and searching book. It is consummately crafted." Michael McGirr, SMH "Archipelago of Souls is a novel that I read as slowly as I could, not only to savour Day's eloquence and skill in evoking his main characters, the villagers on Crete and King Island, and landscape, plants, and animals; not only to m
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              ISBN 9781743537190
              Published AU 1 Jul 2015
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
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              The Grand Hotel
                

              The Grand Hotel (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Day, Gregory

              Strange things are happening at the Grand Hotel... 'A hotel as a work of art in little ol' Mangowak? It was about as unlikely as an indoor creek.' Robbed of his zest for life by the absurd innovations of his local council, including knocking down the only pub in his beloved home ...town and roofing over a section of the creek to protect swimmers from the rain, artist Noel Lea exiles himself in the hills above Mangowak, on the southwest Victorian coast. He returns to find an unexpected destiny awaits. At a turning point in the town's history it seems he has a crucial role to play, as the unlikely publican of an even unlikelier hotel. This is a novel about an Australian pub twenty-first-century style, where the toilets play automated Dadaist recordings, Happy Hour comes with a blessing from the Pope and the patrons' libidos are as voracious as their thirst for the local ale. As events in the hotel take a twist that not even its inventive publican could have imagined, a long-held local mystery begins finally to unravel. Noel and his friends find themselves in uncharted territory, and, to make matters worse, the local authorities are hell-bent on closing them down. From the award-winning author of The Patron Saint of Eels and Ron McCoy's Sea of Diamonds, Gregory Day's third novel is a witty, earthy and lyrical tour de force that takes some well-aimed swipes at the aspirations and absurdities of contemporary life.
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              ISBN 9781742740089
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              Published AU 1 Jul 2010
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Moth Mass (Storycuts)
                

              The Moth Mass (Storycuts) (EPUB ebook)

              By Day, Gregory

              Rural Victoria 1865, the heat comes in and all the signs of the next drought on its way. At times like these no one seems to mind putting on their best clothes and making the long journey to the cool, bluestone church on a Sunday morning. but it is not only humans seeking shelter... and solace on this Sunday morning.
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              ISBN 9781742756981
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              Published AU 12 Mar 2012
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Moth Mass
                

              The Moth Mass (EPUB ebook)

              By Day, Gregory

              An original story from the author of The Grand Hotel Rural Victoria 1865, the heat comes in and all the signs of the next drought on its way. At times like these no one seems to mind putting on their best clothes and making the long journey to the cool, bluestone church on a Sund...ay morning. but it is not only humans seeking shelter and solace on this Sunday morning.
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              ISBN 9780857980717
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              Published AU 1 Mar 2013
              Publisher Penguin
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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 (EPUB ebook)

              By Day, Gregory

              SHORTLISTED FOR THE MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARD 2019 Long before I ever met him I knew his name from the leaky desiccated 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 ac...ross a manual from a minor player in the road's history, 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 in May 1968 begins to change the way he views life, love, and the coastal landscape into which he was born...PRAISE FOR A SAND ARCHIVE "So beautiful, so subtle...a story told with rare tenderness and restraint. FB Herschell is one of the great characters of Australian literature." Carrie Tiffany"A bravura work" Michelle de Kretser "Day has written a ripper of a novel here" Readings "effortlessly combines the erudition of two rarely yoked disciplines: engineering and literature [and] harnesses technical language to convincingly lyrical ends." Sydney Morning Herald "The novel is an elegiac meditation on worlds changed by natural processes and human forces. Ultimately, through Herschell's character, it provides a model for the kind of rigorous and poetic attentiveness that might best honour the profundities of our landscapes and the lives we experience alongside them." The Saturday Paper
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              ISBN 9781760780067
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              Released AU 24 Apr 2018
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
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              Ron McCoy's Sea of Diamonds
                

              Ron McCoy's Sea of Diamonds (EPUB ebook)

              By Day, Gregory

              Ron McCoy lives an almost marsupial existence with his mother on the wild clifftop of the coastal town of Mangowak. He hunts and gathers while the town sleeps; he is acutely shy, but in the privacy of his imagination, fostered as it is by the oceanscape of his birth, all things a...re possible.
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              ISBN 9781741980448
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              Released AU 1 Jul 2008
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
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              Archipelago of Souls
                

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              By Day, Gregory

              "Day is one of a small, bold band of Australian novelists...whose imaginative compass is as spacious as is their appetite for risk." The Weekend Australian "Day has chiselled artfully away at his creation, and the result is lovely." The Saturday Paper In the aftermath o...f the Second World War, an Australian soldier, Wesley Cress, a hero of the underground resistance on German-occupied Crete, seeks solace and comfort on King Island, in the mouth of Bass Strait, in the Roaring Forties latitude of the Southern Ocean. Wesley carries in his heart the infernal story of the Battle of Crete, the disappearance of his brother in the ensuing evacuation, and the hellish journey he was forced to take after he was left behind on the ancient island. When he meets Leonie Fermoy, the granddaughter of an American whaler with her own nightmares, the private and the public battles of their post-war worlds begin to fuse. Through the agency of John Lascelles - the unassuming postmaster on the island and a crusader for the rights of returned soldiers - Wes and Leonie attempt to negotiate a future in which love can prevail in a morally devastated world. Archipelago of Souls is a novel exploring the difficult realities of nationhood, war, morality and love. Compelling and beautifully realised, it is about the creation of identity, the enigmas of memory and the power of the written word to heal the deepest wounds. "Richly layered and skilfully controlled, Day is one of a small, bold band of Australian novelists whose imaginative compass is as spacious as is their appetite for risk. For each renewal of his career we can be thankful." The Australian "A mature and searching book. It is consummately crafted." Michael McGirr, SMH "Archipelago of Souls is a novel that I read as slowly as I could, not only to savour Day's eloquence and skill in evoking his main characters, the villagers on Crete and King Island, and landscape, plants, and animals; not only to m
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              ISBN 9781743538524
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              Released AU 30 Jun 2015
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
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              The Patron Saint of Eels
                

              The Patron Saint of Eels (EPUB ebook)

              By Day, Gregory

              Fra Ionio, a southern Italian Franciscan monk from the 1700's, becomes known as the Patron Saint of Eels. When the inhabitants of the village emigrate to Australia in the post-war migrations of the 1940s, 50s and 60s, the immortal saint decides, in heaven, to migrate with his cou...ntrymen to the state of Victoria... This is a contemporary fable.
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              ISBN 9781743540015
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              Released AU 19 Jun 2015
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
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