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Corfu: A Novel
Dessaix, Robert

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Corfu: A Novel
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In a village on the island of Corfu, alone in the cottage of a man he's never met, a young Australian actor pieces together the strange life story of the writer whose house he's living in. As he explores his surroundings and makes new friends in Corfu, his own life begins to appear to him like an illuminating shadow-play of his absent host's.

Set in the physical landscapes of the Greek islands, Adelaide and the suburbs of London, Robert Dessaix's second novel is about friendship, love, the ordinary and extraordinary. Yet at its core is a perfectly placed meditation on literary landscapes-Homer, Sappho, Cavafy and Chekhov-and the part art can play in making our lives beautiful.

Author Information

Robert Dessaix was the producer and presenter of ABC Radio National's Books and Writing program from 1985 to 1995. Born in Sydney in 1944, he studied Russian language and literature at the Australian National University in Canberra, where he also taught for some twenty years until joining the ABC. After joining the ABC he began to publish his own short fiction and essays and in 1993 co-edited Picador New Writing . In 1994 he published to critical acclaim "A Mother's Disgrace", while his bestselling first novel, "Night Letters" (1996) won the ABA Book of the Year Award in 1996 and the Australian Literary Society Gold Medal in 1997. This was followed by "Secrets", written with Drusilla Modjeska and Amanda Lohrey, in 1997. "(and so forth)", a selection of Robert Dessaix's short fiction, essays and journalism, was published in to rave reviews and won the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies H.T. Priestley medal (Best Book of the Year) in 1998. He lives in Tasmania.

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ISBN:
9780330363570

Binding:
Paperback

Pub. Date:
01-06-2002

Category:
Modern & Contemporary Fiction

Imprint:
Picador Australia

Pages:
360 page/s

Stock:
Awaiting reissue

Price:
$22.95 AUD

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