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Title:
What days are for
Author:
Dessaix, Robert, 1944- author.
ISBN:
9780857985767
Publication Information:
North Sydney NSW Random House Australia, 2014.

©2014
Physical Description:
231 pages ; 21 cm.
General Note:
"A memoir"--Cover.

"First published by Knopf in 2014"--Verso title page.

"A Knopf book published by Random House Australia"--Verso title page.
Abstract:
One Sunday night in Sydney, Robert Dessaix collapses in a gutter in Darlinghurst, and is helped to his hotel by a kind young man wearing a T-shirt that says FUCK YOU. What follows are weeks in hospital, tubes and cannulae puncturing his body, as he recovers from the heart attack threatening daily to kill him. While lying in the hospital bed, Robert chances upon Philip Larkin's poem 'Days'. What, he muses, have his days been for? What and who has he loved ? and why? This is vintage Robert Dessaix. His often surprisingly funny recollections range over topics as eclectic as intimacy, travel, spirituality, enchantment, language and childhood, all woven through with a heightened sense of mortality.
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