Tamarisk Row

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First published in 1974, but never published in the United States, Tamarisk Row is Gerald Murnane’s first novel, and is in many respects his masterpiece: an unsparing evocation of a Catholic childhood in an Australian country town in the late 1940s

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ISBN: 9781911508366 Category: Tags: ,

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Nine-year-old Clement Killeaton’s father makes a living placing bets on horse races for a professional gambler. His mother is a pious Catholic. His fellow students are cruel and aloof. But from these elements, all suffused with the mysterious but forbidden attractions of sex, Clement creates an imagined world of his own. Centred on fictional horses, the races they run, and their invented owners, jockeys, and fellow competitors, it is played out with Clement’s prized marble collection in the dusty backyard of his home, across the landscapes of the district, and over the continent of Australia.

An unsparing evocation of a bygone way of life, Tamarisk Row‘s lyrical prose is charged with the yearning, boredom, fear, and fascinations of childhood.

Additional information

Weight 0.31 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 2.3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

300

Language

English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K