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Moving Among Strangers: Randolph Stow and My Family

Gabrielle Carey


9780702249921

Queensland Univ. Press


Biography;
Biography: general


Hardback

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Two literary lives defined by storytelling and secrets. As her mother Joan lies dying, Gabrielle Carey writes a letter to Joan's childhood friend, the reclusive novelist Randolph Stow. This letter sets in motion a literary pilgrimage that reveals long-buried family secrets. Like her mother, Stow had grown up in Western Australia. After early literary success and a Miles Franklin Award win in 1958 for his novel To the Islands, he left for England and a life of self-imposed exile. Living most of her life on the east coast, Gabrielle was also estranged from her family's west Australian roots, but never questioned why. A devoted fan of Stow's writing, she becomes fascinated by his connection with her extended family, but before she can meet him he dies. With only a few pieces of correspondence to guide her, Gabrielle embarks on a journey from the red-dirt landscape of Western Australia to the English seaside town of Harwich in a quest to understand her family's past and Stow's place in it.

By:   Gabrielle Carey
Imprint:   Queensland Univ. Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 207mm,  Width: 133mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   384g
ISBN:   9780702249921
ISBN 10:   0702249920
Publication Date:   October 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  General/trade ,  ELT Advanced ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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