Leaving Owl Creek, Sandy Gordon

$32.00

“Sandy Gordon’s novel is a snapshot of post-war Australia, with its country-town gentry and Catholic socialists, with its cities where young intellectuals were learning to drink, to protest the Vietnam war, take on big ideas, and take the most dangerous drugs. Sometimes with grim luck they’d find their way to love or something near it. How do we hold on to a youthful vision? How can we know how far we’ve compromised our best self before it’s too late? And what do you do when you discover you’re after all no smarter, no wiser, and almost no different from what you turned away from in your parents? It’s a novel for grown-ups about growing up—tough, true and vulnerable. Each character glows with life, and each one of them is worth caring about.” Kevin Brophy

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