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Extinctions: Book Club set Josephine Wilson.

Extinctions: Book Club set Josephine Wilson.
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BookClub/W
Book Club   Taree . On Loan . 16 Jun 2022
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ISBN 9781742588988
Shelf Location BookClub/W
Book Club
Author Wilson, Josephine
Title Extinctions : Book Club set / Josephine Wilson.
Publication Details Crawley, Western Australia: ©2016 UWA Publishing,
Collation 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. ; 10 copies ;
General Note Winner of the 2015 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.
Winner of the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Abstract/Summary Professor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer, world expert on concrete and connoisseur of modernist design, has quarantined himself from life by moving to a retirement village. His wife, Martha, is dead and his two adult children are lost to him in their own ways. Surrounded and obstructed by the debris of his life – objects he has collected over many years and tells himself he is keeping for his daughter – he is determined to be miserable, but is tired of his existence and of the life he has chosen. When a series of unfortunate incidents forces him and his neighbour, Jan, together, he begins to realise the damage done by the accumulation of a lifetime’s secrets and lies, and to comprehend his own shortcomings. Finally, Frederick Lothian has the opportunity to build something meaningful for the ones he loves. Humorous, poignant and galvanising by turns, Extinctions is a novel about all kinds of extinction - natural, racial, national and personal - and what we can do to prevent them.
Subject General fiction
Reflection (Philosophy) -- Fiction
Australian authors -- Fiction
Book Club set
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