Vertigo: A Pastoral

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Black Inc., 2008 - Australian fiction - 140 pages
Turning their backs on the city, Luke and Anna move to the sleepy settlement of Garra Nalla. There they build a new life amid the beauty and danger of the natural world. They encounter drought and fire, local history and local characters, and soon find themselves changing in ways they could never have imagined. Vertigois a fable of love and awakening, a bush pastoral about the unexpected way emotions can return and life can change.

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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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Amanda Lohrey is the author of The Philosopher's Doll and the award-winning Camille's Bread. She has published many essays on Australian political life, including the acclaimed Quarterly Essay 8, Groundswell- The Rise of the Greens, as well as two political novels, The Morality of Gentlemenand The Reading Group

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