A Lifetime on Clouds (Text Classics)

A Lifetime on Clouds (Text Classics)

Gerald Murnane


Adrian Sherd is a teenage boy in Melbourne of the Nineteen Fifties, the final years earlier than tv and the relations automobile replaced suburbia forever.

Earnest and remoted, suffering from his hormones and his spiritual devotion, Adrian goals of problematic orgies with American movie stars, and of marrying his sweetheart and fathering 11 kids via her. He even goals a heritage of the area as a chronicle of sexual frustration.

A Lifetime on Clouds is humorous, sincere and sweetly advised: a much less ribald, Catholic Australian Portnoy's Complaint.

Gerald Murnane used to be born in Melbourne in 1939. His first novel, Tamarisk Row, used to be released in 1974. It used to be by way of A Lifetime on Clouds, The Plains and 5 different works of fiction, the latest of that is A background of Books. In 1999 he received the Patrick White Award. Ten years later he gained the Melbourne Prize for Literature.

'Unquestionably probably the most unique writers operating in Australia today.' Australian

'A Lifetime on Clouds extremely joyful me: i used to be rather admiring of the author's unfailing skill to claim simply enough and no more.' Les Murray, Sydney Morning Herald

'Murnane attracts out loads of comedy from the space among what his hero does and what he dreams.' Guardian
'If you simply ever learn one Gerald Murnane novel on your lifestyles, i beg you to make it this one.' Andy Griffiths, in his creation.

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