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The Hills of Apollo Bay by Peter Cowan

The Hills of Apollo Bay by Peter Cowan

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The Hills of Apollo Bay

by Peter Cowan

Freemantle Arts Centre Press, 1989, [First Edition], ISBN 094920644X, paperback, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, and discolouration, small nick at top of spine (see photographs)

“Set on the edge of fiction and of private reflection, The Hills of Apollo Bay is at once a retrieval of the cultural climate of the 1940s and a disturbing re-assessment of the achievements of the post-war world.
Vividly recreating the cultural life and landscape of the 1940s, in Perth and in Melbourne, this compelling novel turns on the vast irony of cultural changes which have brought us to perilous disregard for the land itself.
Reaching out across the decades, the novel measures the urgencies of past and present, private and collective.  With a profound dismay about the directions we have followed in the post-war world, Cowan challenges some of our most cherished assumptions about our identity, our culture and the land.
In this novel which is close, poignant and quietly impassioned, Peter Cowan brings us suddenly from the burgeoning cultural life of the 1940s to a radical questioning of the present – and the future.”

 

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