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ISBN: 9781921361616
Pages: 224
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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The Hills of Apollo Bay

Written by Peter Cowan (b.1914 d.2002)

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Richard is a young writer running from his hometown of Perth in search of a freer existence in Melbourne. His best friend is an ex-boxer turned black marketeer and his girlfriend is an old-fashioned ‘tart’ with heart.

Against the background of post-war censorship and isolation, Richard struggles to find cultural nourishment. 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.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

‘… a writer’s writer who has created a position at the leading edge of his craft.’ Weekend Australian

‘The protest, a lament for that lost ferment of Australian art and ideas and succeeding cultural deadness, is subtle but sure.’ The West Australian

 


Pages: 224
Publication Year: 2019
Publisher: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 9781921361616
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Peter Cowan (b.1914 d.2002)

Peter Cowan was an award-winning, highly acclaimed writer with five novels, eight collections of short fiction and two biographies. He also edited or co-edited seven anthologies and was co-editor of the literary magazine Westerly.