Vertigo: A Pastoral

Front Cover, Limited, Apr 7, 2016 - Australian fiction - 112 pages
"Luke and Anna, thirty-something and restless, decide on a sea change. Worn down by city life and wounded by a loss neither can talk about, they flee to a sleepy village by the coast. There, surrounded by nature, they begin to feel rejuvenated. But when bushfire threatens their new home, they must confront what they have tried to put behind them. Vertigo is a fable of love and awakening by one of Australia's finest writers, about the unexpected way emotions can return and life can change."--Publisher description.

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User Review  - LynleyS - LibraryThing

I didn't manage to read this short novel in one sitting, but it didn't matter. I was taken away by the writing, which is matched perfectly to the story: part fairytale, part ghostly, part thriller. I ... Read full review


User Review  - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing

With the novella Vertigo, award-winning author Amanda Lohrey (The Philosopher's Doll, Camille's Bread) once more taps into the Australian zeitgeist. Luke and Anna, 30-something corporate editors ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Amanda Lohrey is the author of A Short History of Richard Kline which made the Queensland Literary Awards 2015 shortlist in the fiction category. This same title was shortlisted for the Margaret Scott Prize for best book by a Tasmanian writer 2015.

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