By Amanda Lohrey
All his existence, Richard Kline has been haunted through a feeling that whatever is missing. He envies the convenience with which others slip into contented suburban lifestyles or the pursuit of wealth. As he strikes into heart age, Richard grows offended, cynical, depressed.
But then a wierd occasion, a profound epiphany, awakens him to another lifestyle. He reveals himself on a quest, nearly opposed to his will, to solve the “divine discontent” he has suffered due to the fact that formative years. From prescription drugs to New Age treatments to discovering a guru, Richard's trip dramatises the hunt for which means in modern world.
This audacious novel is an exploration of masculinity, the paranormal and our very human longing for whatever extra. it really is hypnotic, nuanced and Amanda Lohrey's most interesting delivering but - a pilgrim's growth for the the following and now.
Shortlisted, 2015 Queensland Literary Awards
Shortlisted, 2015 Tasmanian Premier's Literary Prizes
Longlisted, 2016 Stella Prize
‘Lohrey’s language through the novel is a searing pride … with out patronising, disparaging or changing into a sentimental partner, she will get contained in the head of a significant guy congenitally at the brink.’ —Age
‘The nature of such mystical questing calls for a stability of speed and a commanding type with the intention to hinder it floating up and away into the unfathomable … Lohrey’s ability is in preserving us suspended within the cocoon of an idea – “Is this all there is?’ – a question that hums out and in of our personal lives throughout the day, yet that may unexpectedly ring out on darkish nights with a deafening thunder.’ —Saturday Paper
‘[A] lyrical, daring exploration’ —Australian e-book Review
Amanda Lohrey is the writer of the acclaimed novels Camille’s Bread, Vertigo and The Morality of Gentlemen, in addition to the award-winning brief tale assortment Reading Madame Bovary. She has additionally written Quarterly Essays: Groundswell and Voting for Jesus. In 2012 she was once presented the Patrick White Literary Award.
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