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Title:
A sand archive
Author:
Day, Gregory, author.
ISBN:
9781760552145
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Publication Information:
Sydney, NSW : Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan Australia, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
304 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
"A poignant novel of one man's curious life and remarkable afterlife"--Cover.
Abstract:
Seeking stories of Australia's Great Ocean Road, a young writer stumbles across a manual from a minor player in the road's history, FB Herschell. It is a volume unremarkable in every way, save for the surprising portrait of its author that can be read between its lines: a vision of a man who writes with uncanny poetry about sand. And as he continues to mine the archive of FB Herschell - engineer, historian, philosopher - it is not the subject, but the man who begins to fascinate. A man whose private revolution among the streets of Paris in May 1968 begins to change the way he views life, love, and the coastal landscape into which he was born...
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