Winner, National Book Council Award for Australian Literature
Winner, Age Book of the Year Award
It could almost have been their own country: these sections with the gums briefly framed like a traditional oil painting by the slowly passing window. The colours were as brown and parched; that chaff-coloured grass, Ah, this dun-coloured realism. Any minute now the cry of the crow or a cockatoo; but no.
Thirteen men and women travel the world on a package tour but wherever they go nothing is as it seems.
Challenged by the unexpected, by differences and subtleties, Bail's tourists are in turn repelled and attracted—and all are altered.
About the Author
Born in Adelaide in 1941, Murray Bail now lives in Sydney. His fiction, which includes Eucalyptus, Holden's Performance, Homesickness and The Drover's Wife and Other Stories, has won a number of major awards.
Series: Text Classics
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 26th April 2012
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1