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Eyrie: A Novel: Miles Franklin Shortlist 2014


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  • Eyrie: A Novel: Miles Franklin Shortlist 2014 
    Title: Eyrie: A Novel: Miles Franklin Shortlist 2014
    Author: WINTON TIM
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 14/10/2013
    Imprint: HAMISH HAMILTON
    Price: $45.00
    Publishing status: Active

    Tom Keely is living in self-inflicted purgatory?on the 10th floor of Mirador, a run-down?apartment block overlooking the Port of?Fremantle, ‘gateway to the booming state?of Western Australia’. Tom’s doing his best?to write himself off; once a high-profile?environmental activist, he has lost his job,?his wife, his self-respect and his belief in?the possibility of change. But then his life?becomes entwined with those of Gemma?Buck and her grandson Kai, recalling the?spectre of his former self and perhaps offering?some form of atonement. Eyrie is a bleak?but ultimately redemptive tale that channels?Winton’s fears for his beloved home state?and does so using a mix of colourful dialogue?and lyrical descriptive passages that few?Australian writers can match.

    Tom Keely's reputation is in ruins. And that's the upside. Divorced and unemployed, he's lost faith in everything precious to him. Holed up in a grim high-rise, cultivating his newfound isolation, Keely looks down at a society from which he's retired hurt and angry. He's done fighting the good fight, and well past caring. But even in his seedy flat, ducking the neighbours, he's not safe from entanglement. All it takes is an awkward encounter in the lobby. A woman from his past, a boy the likes of which he's never met before. Two strangers leading a life beyond his experience and into whose orbit he falls despite himself. Inhabited by unforgettable characters, Eyrie asks how, in an impossibly compromised world, we can ever hope to do the right thing.

    ISBN: 9781926428536
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