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Extinctions

Extinctions

Author: Josephine Wilson
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Winner of the prestigious Miles Franklin AwardProfessor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer, world expert on concrete and connoisseur of modernist design, has quarantined himself from life by moving to a retirement village. Surrounded and obstructed by the debris of his life, he is determined to be miserable, but is tired of his existence and of the life he has chosen.When a series of unfortunate incidents forces him and his neighbour, Jan, together, he begins to realise the damage done by the accumulation of a lifetime's secrets and lies, and to comprehend his own shortcomings. Finally, Frederick Lothian has the opportunity to build something meaningful for the ones he loves.Humorous, poignant and galvanising, this is a novel about all kinds of extinction - natural, racial, national and personal - and what we can do to prevent them.

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 *WINNER OF THE MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARD 2017*

Reviews

Peppered with clever observations, the writing is sharp and the interactions in Extinctions are complex, building a rewarding narrative about being lost but ultimately getting found. PORTIA LINDSAY, BOOKS+PUBLISHING

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General Fields

  • : 9781742588988
  • : UWA Publishing
  • : UWAP
  • : November 2016
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : November 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : 300
  • : , black & white illustrations
  • : Josephine Wilson
  • : Paperback
  • : 617