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By: Bail, Murray

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1860464955 / 9781860464959
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20 cm 264p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Harvill, 1998.
The author's first novel, "Homesickness", won both the National Book Council Award for Australian Literature and the "Age" Book of the Year Award. His subsequent novel, "Holden's Performance", won the Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction.

On a property in New South Wales, a man named Holland lives with his daughter Ellen.

As years pass and Ellen grows into a beautiful young woman, her father announces his decision: she will marry the first man who can name all the species of the eucalypt, down to the last tree.


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


S 1998 APA Design Awards: Australian Paper Best Designed Hardback
W 1999 Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best Book South East Asia and South Pacific
S 1999 Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Vance Pa

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