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Dao Andre



Price: $32.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781761046940
Published: May 2023

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'Anam is a beautiful book. I loved its hypnotic rhythms, its restlessness, the way memories, dreams and ideas, like waves, kept riding in over the top of one another, undoing and complicating everything. It is the work of a soulful and scrupulous mind.'

'A good book lingers and, for me, affirms any curious return to its pages. Anam, the story of a grandson's desire to make sense of his family's past and his grandfather's long imprisonment, is just this. The prose is meditative, recursive and serpentine. It is a work that wrestles with its own form and, like the best literature, escapes easy definition.'

'Andre Dao effortlessly discards the established form of the novel in Anam and goes convincingly and mesmerisingly his own way with a level of brilliance that entranced me. The result is the most richly poetic and intelligent novel I've read in many years. Dao's search for his own inner truth is beautiful and profound.'

' I loved Andre Dao's brilliantly restless Anam.'

'I was stunned by the power and beauty of Anam.'

Anam blends fiction and essay, theory and everyday life to imagine that which has been repressed, left out, and forgotten. The grandson mines his family and personal stories to turn over ideas that resonate with all of us around place and home, legacy and expectation, ambition and sacrifice. As he sifts through letters, photographs, government documents and memories, he has his own family to think about- a partner and an infant daughter. Is there a way to remember the past that creates a future for them? Or does coming home always involve a certain amount of forgetting?

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781761046940
Published: May 2023

Number of pages: 352
Width: 154 mm
Height: 233 mm
Depth: 25 mm

Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia

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