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To the islands /

by Stow, Randolph, Published by : Text Publishing Company, (Melbourne, Victoria :) Physical details: xiii, 224 pages ; 20 cm. ISBN:9781925240290. Year: 2015 List(s) this item appears in: Awarded General Fiction
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"Australian literature society gold medal 1958" -- Cover.

"Miles Franklin literary award winner 1958" -- Cover.

"Behind the uneasy trees rose the hills, and beyond them again the country of the lost, huge wilderness between this last haunt of civilization and the unpeopled sea.

Exhausted and losing faith, an Anglican minister flees his mission in Australia’s northwest for the vast emptiness of the outback. In the soul country of the desert the old man searches for the islands of the Aboriginal dead, reflecting on past transgressions and on his life’s work. A Lear-like tale of madness and destruction, published when Randolph Stow was only twenty-two, To the Islands is compelling and wise—a poetic masterpiece." -- Goodreads

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