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Book Information: Dancing on Coral

Dancing on Coral (1987) [Novel]
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Summary :

Sydney student Lark concludes that her native Australia is not big enough to contain her unmitigated need for adventure and her desire to find true love. Lark hitches a ride on an American bound freighter and finds herself on an quixotic, often perilous journey that leads to the island of Manahattan. Only after she is beset with limitless possibilities to adventure does she realize what she has travelled so far for is only part of the journey to know herself.

Original title: Dancing on Coral
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionMidlife Crises, Journeys Of Discovery

Edition #1: Dancing on Coral

Dancing on Coral (1987)
Awards: Miles Franklin Award (1987)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "There is no other Australian novelist writing at present with such a finely judged mixture of zany wit and unforced wisdom, with such a control of character and material, such urbanity and exuberance...Dancing on Coral is witty, wry and extraordinarily evocative of the mental muddles of the 1960s. The book's undeniable brilliance stems from a number of things - the sophistication of its approach combined with the directness of its telling; the strength and awfulness of its characters; the sheer obliqueness of angle between understanding and actions; the continual teasing references to island, to birds, to boxes and to bodies adrift on coral or on ice..." Barbara Jefferis, The Australian
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Dancing on Coral (1987)


ISBN: 0207155224

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