There was once a man on a property outside a one-horse town, in New South Wales, who couldn’t come to a decision about his daughter. He then made an unexpected decision. Incredible! For a while people talked and dreamed about little else…
Murray Bail’s Miles Franklin award winning novel.
‘A magical new novel—it leaves you hungering for more.’New York Times Book Review
‘A wonderful story brilliantly told—There is not a false note. A complex remembrance of individual eucalypts becomes part of the emotional fabric of a moving, exhilarating love story.’Australian
‘You will never forget what is at the heart of this book one of the great and most surprising courtships in literature.’Michael Ondaatje
‘Buy this book. You won’t have read anything like it.’Evening Standard
‘An astonishing achievement.’Independent Magazine