By Amanda Lohrey
All his existence, Richard Kline has been haunted by way of a feeling that anything is missing. He envies the benefit with which others slip into contented suburban existence or the pursuit of wealth. As he strikes into center age, Richard grows indignant, cynical, depressed.
But then an odd occasion, a profound epiphany, awakens him to another lifestyle. He unearths himself on a quest, nearly opposed to his will, to solve the “divine discontent” he has suffered on account that early life. From prescribed drugs to New Age remedies to discovering a guru, Richard's trip dramatises the quest for that means in contemporary world.
This audacious novel is an exploration of masculinity, the paranormal and our very human craving for whatever extra. it's hypnotic, nuanced and Amanda Lohrey's most interesting delivering but - a pilgrim's development for the the following and now.
Shortlisted, 2015 Queensland Literary Awards
Shortlisted, 2015 Tasmanian Premier's Literary Prizes
Longlisted, 2016 Stella Prize
‘Lohrey’s language through the novel is a searing pride … with no patronising, disparaging or turning into a sentimental partner, she will get contained in the head of a major guy congenitally at the brink.’ —Age
‘The nature of such mystical questing calls for a stability of velocity and a commanding sort on the way to hinder it floating up and away into the unfathomable … Lohrey’s ability is in preserving us suspended within the cocoon of an idea – “Is this all there is?’ – a question that hums out and in of our personal lives through the day, yet that can 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 was once provided the Patrick White Literary Award.
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