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 existence 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 reveals himself on a quest, virtually opposed to his will, to unravel the “divine discontent” he has suffered on the grounds that adolescence. From prescribed drugs to New Age cures to discovering a guru, Richard's trip dramatises the hunt for that means in modern world.
This audacious novel is an exploration of masculinity, the magical and our very human longing for whatever extra. it truly is hypnotic, nuanced and Amanda Lohrey's best delivering but - a pilgrim's growth for the right here 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 pride … with out patronising, disparaging or changing into a sentimental partner, she will get contained in the head of a significant guy congenitally at the brink.’ —Age
‘The nature of such mystical questing calls for a stability of speed and a commanding kind on the way to hinder it floating up and away into the unfathomable … Lohrey’s ability is in retaining us suspended within the cocoon of an idea – “Is this all there is?’ – a question that hums out and in of our personal lives throughout the day, yet which could all of sudden ring out on darkish nights with a deafening thunder.’ —Saturday Paper
‘[A] lyrical, daring exploration’ —Australian publication 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 presented the Patrick White Literary Award.
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