Forty-Seventeen by Frank Moorhouse

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Forty-Seventeen

by Frank Moorhouse

Faber and Faber, 1988, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0571152104

Fine Condition, pages age-toned, edges have minor rubbing, dustjacket like new

'What could he tell her now that he was forty and she was no longer seventeen?
He is a writer turned diplomat, a free spirit painfully learning the value of discipline.  He moves in a world which takes him from the Australian bush to the conference rooms of Vienna and Geneva.  At the sharp axis of mid-life he surveys his feelings, his memories and his desires in the hope of finding and giving answers.
And what could he say to Edith who was seventy and leaving her husband?'