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The Time We Have Taken  : The Glenroy Novels: Book 3 - Steven Carroll

The Time We Have Taken

The Glenroy Novels: Book 3

Paperback Published: November 2008
ISBN: 9780732278373
Number Of Pages: 416

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Winner of the 2008 Miles Franklin Literary Award

That exotic tribe was us. And the time we have taken, our moment.

One summer morning in 1970, Peter van Rijn, proprietor of the television and wireless shop, pronounces his Melbourne suburb one hundred years old.

That same morning, Rita is awakened by a dream of her husband's snores, yet it is years since Vic moved north. Their son, Michael, has left for the city, and is entering the awkward terrain of first love.

As the suburb prepares to celebrate progress, Michael's friend Mulligan is commissioned to paint a mural of the area's history. But what vision of the past will his painting reveal?

Meanwhile, Rita's sometime friend Mrs Webster confronts the mystery of her husband's death. And Michael discovers that innocence can only be sustained for so long.

The Time We Have Taken is both a meditation on the rhythms of suburban life and a luminous exploration of public and private reckoning during a time of radical change.

'a writer worth cherishing. His prose is unfailingly assured, lyrical, poised' The Australian

'moving and indelible in its evocation of the extraordinary in ordinary lives' Miles Franklin Literary Award Judges

ISBN: 9780732278373
ISBN-10: 0732278376
Series: Glenroy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: November 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.284

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