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The summertime of our dreams : on mateship, mortality and the road home /

by Pascoe, Michael, Published by : Ultimo Press, (Ultimo, NSW :) , 2022 Physical details: 343 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. ISBN:9781761151019. List(s) this item appears in: Australian Biography
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'A moving reflection on fatherhood and friendship from a life well and thoughtfully lived.' Mike Carlton -- Cover.

'Wise, tender, elegiac. A story about cars, rugby and travelling into country turns into a graceful eulogy for the secret codes of good men.' Susan Johnson. -- Back cover.

Includes bibliographical references.

An unforgettable celebration of life, a hymn to the land, and a meditation on the memory and dreams of youth. To be invited to walk beside a dying man, a good man, to be asked into his mind as its existence is counted down, to be offered his eyes into the abyss, to know another soul in the honesty of the deathbed. A privilege. Michael Pascoe weaves an evocative and unusual memoir around his relationship with Jim, his friend since boarding school, as he faces up to terminal illness. We meet a group of friends exploring their youth, the travails and hilarity of aging, dealing with mortality and letting go.

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