+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Extinctions  - Josephine Wilson

Paperback

Published: 20th December 2016
Ships: 5 to 9 business days
5 to 9 business days
$32.99

He hated the word ‘retirement’, but not as much as he hated the word ‘village’, as if ageing made you a peasant or a fool. Herein lives the village idiot.

Professor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer, world expert on concrete and connoisseur of modernist design, has quarantined himself from life by moving to a retirement village. His wife, Martha, is dead and his two adult children are lost to him in their own ways. Surrounded and obstructed by the debris of his life – objects he has collected over many years and tells himself he is keeping for his daughter – he is determined to be miserable, but is tired of his existence and of the life he has chosen.

When a series of unfortunate incidents forces him and his neighbour, Jan, together, he begins to realise the damage done by the accumulation of a lifetime’s secrets and lies, and to comprehend his own shortcomings. Finally, Frederick Lothian has the opportunity to build something meaningful for the ones he loves. Humorous, poignant and galvanising by turns, Extinctions is a novel about all kinds of extinction – natural, racial, national and personal – and what we can do to prevent them.

WRITE A REVIEW

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Extinctions
 
5.0

(based on 1 review)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 1 customer

Displaying review 1

Back to top

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic!

By 

from Perth WA, Australia

About Me Casual Reader

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging characters
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Extinctions:

      Would be a great book club book and generate lots of discussion. Characters who really hang around with you after you have finished the reading... Great Australian fiction

      Displaying review 1

      Back to top

      Peppered with clever observations, the writing is sharp and the interactions in Extinctions are complex, building a rewarding narrative about being lost but ultimately getting found. PORTIA LINDSAY, BOOKS+PUBLISHING

      ISBN: 9781742588988
      ISBN-10: 1742588980
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 280
      Published: 20th December 2016
      Publisher: UWA Publishing
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 1.73
      Weight (kg): 0.3