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A sand archive / Gregory Day.

By: Day, Gregory [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sydney, NSW : Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan Australia, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 304 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781760552145 (paperback).Subject(s): Authors, Australian -- Fiction | Paris (France) -- Politics and government -- 1958-1969 -- Fiction | Student movements -- France -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction | Sand dune management -- Fiction | Sand dunes -- Australia -- Fiction | Great Ocean Road (Vic.) -- Fiction | Geelong (Vic.) -- Fiction | Civil engineers -- Australia -- Fiction | Australian fictionDDC classification: A823.4 Summary: 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...
List(s) this item appears in: Miles Franklin Literary Award 2019 Shortlist - Celebrating Australian Writing
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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...

"A poignant novel of one man's curious life and remarkable afterlife"--Cover.

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