Back of Sunset
by Jon Cleary
Collins, 1959 [First Edition], hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge dn shelf wear, a little foxing to end-papers and top fore-edge, previous owners details erased from front end-paper, dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with rubbing, chipping, tears and creasing to edges and corners, markings on jacket (see photographs)
"...centres on the lonely "Flying Doctor" station at Winnemincka where a young and prosperous Sydney doctor, Stephen McCabe, comes to stay for what he means to be a holiday. Back in Sydney, Stephen has money, an assured future, and a beautiful fiancee to sharpen his ambition. Nonetheless he is uneasily aware that his vocation is escaping him, as his father's old friend Jack Tristram realised when he came to the Sydney surgery. Winnemincka, and the characters who are living the austere but rewarding life which it imposes, present Stephen with a challenge, and a personal choice as difficult as the decisions with which a doctor of the outback is faced."