Swimming to the Moon
From a floury encounter on a baker’s work table to the art of sitting backwards on chairs, from budgie training to spontaneous human combustion, this collection showcases the non-fiction writing of one of Australia’s best-loved authors.
These pieces encompass suburban portraits and coastal living, affectionate nostalgia and the absurdity of the everyday. They are endearing and often hilarious snapshots of Australian life from a master novelist who has turned the column into an artform.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘Witty observations on the everday absurd.’ Qantas, The Australian Way
‘Swimming to the Moon is as he remarks about plunging into the ocean after a scorching day “as good as it gets”.’ Verandah Magazine
‘… a light touch an eye for the absurd and a preoccupation with things past … at their best they allude to the lasting impact of seemingly insignificant things.’ Saturday Age
‘An astute writer’ Scoop Magazine