Foal's Bread

Mears Gillian

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Allen And Unwin
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 2012
Edition: Reprint

Description: 361 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Winner of the Prime Ministers Literary Award for Fiction 2012, The Age Book of the Year 2012, the Victorian Premiers Literary Award for Fiction 2012The sound of horses hooves turns hollow on the farms west of Wirri. If a man can still ride, if he hasnt totally lost the use of his legs, if he hasnt died to the part of his heart that understands such things, then he should go for a gallop. At the very least he should stand at the road by the river imagining that hes pushing a horse up the steep hill that leads to the house on the farm once known as One Tree.Set in hardscrabble farming country and around the country show high-jumping circuit that prevailed in rural New South Wales prior to the Second World War, Foals Bread tells the story of two generations of the Nancarrow family and their fortunes as dictated by the vicissitudes of the land.It is a love story of impossible beauty and sadness, a chronicle of dreams turned inside out, and miracles that never last, framed against a world both tender and unspeakably hard. Written in luminous prose and with an aching affinity for the landscape the book describes, Foals Bread is the work of a born writer at the height of her considerable powers. It is a stunning work of remarkable originality and power, one that confirms Gillian Mears reputation as one of our most exciting and acclaimed writers.

ISBN: 9781743311851


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