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In the warm alkaline waters of the public bath a headstrong young engineer accidentally collides with a beautiful actress. From this innocent collision of flesh begins a passion that takes them from the Wiltshire Downs to the most elemental choices of life and death in the Australian desert. Their intense romance is but part of the daring story that unfolds. Mingling history, myth and technology with a modern cinematic and poetic imagination, Robert Drewe presents a fable of European ambitions in an alien landscape, and a magnificently sustained metaphor of water as the life-and-death force.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780141008028
Audience: Tertiary Education (US: College)
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 3 Sep 2001
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publication City, Country: Hawthorn, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.6(H) x 13(L) x 3.1(W)
Weight (gm): 330

 

Author Biography

Robert Drewe is the author of seven novels, four books of short stories, two memoirs, six other works of non-fiction and two plays. His work has been widely translated, and adapted for film, television, theatre and radio.
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