By Amanda Lohrey
All his lifestyles, Richard Kline has been haunted through a feeling that anything 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 indignant, cynical, depressed.
But then an odd occasion, a profound epiphany, awakens him to another lifestyle. He unearths himself on a quest, nearly opposed to his will, to unravel the “divine discontent” he has suffered due to the fact adolescence. From prescription drugs to New Age treatments to discovering a guru, Richard's trip dramatises the hunt for that means in ultra-modern world.
This audacious novel is an exploration of masculinity, the magical 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 during the novel is a searing satisfaction … with no patronising, disparaging or turning into a sentimental partner, she will get contained in the head of a major guy congenitally at the brink.’ —Age
‘The nature of such mystical questing calls for a balance of speed and a commanding type with a purpose to hinder it floating up and away into the unfathomable … Lohrey’s ability is in maintaining us suspended within the cocoon of an concept – “Is this all there is?’ – a question that hums out and in of our personal lives through the day, yet that could by surprise ring out on darkish nights with a deafening thunder.’ —Saturday Paper
‘[A] lyrical, daring exploration’ —Australian ebook 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 used to be provided the Patrick White Literary Award.
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