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Extinctions

Wilson Josephine

9781742588988

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Price: $29.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9781742588988
Published: November 2016

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Winner of the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award

He hated the word retirement, but not as much as he hated the word village, as if ageing made you a peasant or a fool. Herein lives the village idiot.

Professor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer, world expert on concrete and connoisseur of modernist design, has quarantined himself from life by moving to a retirement village. His wife, Martha, is dead, and his two adult children are lost to him in their own ways. Surrounded and obstructed by the debris of his life - objects he has collected over many years and tells himself he is keeping for his daughter - he is determined to be miserable but is tired of his existence and of the life he has chosen.

When a series of unfortunate incidents forces him and his neighbour, Jan, together, he begins to realise the damage done by the accumulation of a lifetime's secrets and lies and to comprehend his own shortcomings. Finally, Frederick Lothian has the opportunity to build something meaningful for the ones he loves.

Humorous, poignant and galvanising by turns, Extinctions is a novel about all kinds of extinction - natural, racial, national and personal - and what we can do to prevent them.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9781742588988
Published: November 2016

Number of pages: 300
Width: 15.3 mm
Height: not specified
Depth: 23.4 mm

Publisher: not specified

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