“One of the great and most surprising courtships in literature.”
— Michael Ondaatje
“A most unusual, enchanting work . . . a novel of most beguiling originality.”
— Daily Telegraph
“The novel’s pleasures . . . mostly reside in its formal arrangement and Bail’s brilliantly distilled and witty prose.”
— Times Literary Supplement
“Complicated, enigmatic, interesting fiction.”
— The TimesFrom the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Murray Bail was born in Adelaide in 1941. He is the author of four novels and two collections of short stories. His novel Eucalyptus
won the 1999 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Harvill Secker published his Notebooks
in 2005.From the Hardcover edition.