Drewe writes great characters. Pity he didn't give them something interesting to do.
Kungadgee, Victoria, Australia. A weekend in late November, 2014. At Hugh and Christine Cleary’s new vineyard, Whipbird, six generations of the Cleary family are coming together from far and wide to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the arrival of their ancestor Conor Cleary from Ireland. Hugh has been meticulously planning the event for months – a chance to proudly showcase Whipbird to the extended clan. Some of these family members know each other; some don’t.
As the wine flows, it promises to be an eventful couple of days.
Comic, topical, honest, sharply intelligent, and, above all, sympathetic, Robert Drewe’s exhilarating new novel tells a classic Australian family saga as it has never been told before.
About the Author
Beginning with The Savage Crows in 1976, Robert Drewe's books include the widely translated and acclaimed A Cry in the Jungle Bar, The Bodysurfers, Fortune, The Bay of Contented Men, Our Sunshine, The Drowner, Grace and The Rip, as well as a prize-winning memoir, The Shark Net, and the non-fiction Walking Ella. Drewe is also the editor of two international short-story anthologies, The Penguin Book of the Beach and The Penguin Book of the City, and edited 'Best Australian Stories' in 2006 and 2007 and 'Best Australian Essays' in 2010.
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 31st July 2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.3 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1