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Eucalyptus by  Murray Bail - Paperback - Reprint - 2004 - from Reading Habit and Biblio.com

Eucalyptus

by Bail, Murray

Condition: Good/Not Applicable


Melbourne, VIC, Australia: The Text Publishing Company, 2004. Medium softcover, reprint, 294gms, 255 pages. There was once a man on a property outside a one-horse town, in NSW, who couldn't come to a decision about his daughter. He then made an unexpected decision. Incredible! For a while people talked and dreamed about little else. 1999 Winner of the Miles Franklin Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Book is in good condition with minor general age-related wear and tear and moderate to heavy page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.. Reprint. Softcover. Good/Not Applicable. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

The gruff widower Holland has two possessions he cherishes above all others: his sprawling property of eucalyptus trees and his ravishingly beautiful daughter, Ellen. When Ellen turns nineteen Holland makes an announcement: she may marry only the man who can correctly name the species of each of the hundreds of gum trees on his property. Ellen is uninterested in the many suitors who arrive from around the world, until one afternoon she chances on a strange, handsome young man resting under a Coolibah tree. In the days that follow, he spins dozens of tales set in cities, deserts, and faraway countries. As the contest draws to a close, Ellen and the stranger's meetings become more erotic, the stories more urgent. Murray Bail's rich narrative is filled with unexpected wisdom about art, feminine beauty, landscape, and language. Eucalyptus is a shimmering love story that affirms the beguiling power of storytelling itself.




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