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Remembering Babylon

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Publisher Comments:

Winner of the IMPAC Award and Booker Prize nominee.

In this rich and compelling novel, written in language of astonishing poise and resonance, one of Australia's greatest living writers gives and immensely powerful vision of human differences and eternal divisions. In the mid-1840s a thirteen-year-old British cabin boy, Gemmy Fairley, is cast ashore in the far north of Australia and taken in by aborigines. Sixteen years later he moves back into the world of Europeans, among hopeful yet terrified settlers who are staking out their small patch of home in an alien place. To them, Gemmy stands as a different kind of challenge: he is a force that at once fascinates and repels. His own identity in this new world is as unsettling to him as the knowledge he brings to others of the savage, the aboriginal.

Review:

"Breathtaking....To read this remarkable book is to remember Babylon well, whether you think you've been there or not." The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

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About the Author

David Malouf is the author of ten novels and six volumes of poetry. His novel The Great World was awarded both the prestigious Commonwealth Prize and the Prix Femina Estranger. Remembering Babylon was short-listed for the Booker Prize. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679749516
Author:
Malouf, David
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
People & Places - Europe
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Australian aborigines
Subject:
Australian aborigines -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
19941031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.28x4.83x.60 in. .45 lbs.

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