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By Amanda Lohrey

ISBN-10: 1863958150

ISBN-13: 9781863958158

I woke with a puff. And lay at midnight, open-mouthed, retaining my breath. That feeling . . . that feeling used to be indescribable. For a second I had felt as though I have been falling . . . falling into bliss.

All his lifestyles, Richard Kline has been haunted by means of a feeling that whatever 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 offended, cynical, depressed.

But then a wierd 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 considering that youth. From prescription drugs to New Age cures to discovering a guru, Richard's trip dramatises the quest for that means in present day world.

This audacious novel is an exploration of masculinity, the magical and our very human craving for whatever extra. it truly is hypnotic, nuanced and Amanda Lohrey's most interesting delivering but - a pilgrim's development 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 in the course of the novel is a searing satisfaction … with no patronising, disparaging or changing 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 type so that it will hinder it floating up and away into the unfathomable … Lohrey’s ability is in preserving us suspended within the cocoon of an concept – “Is this all there is?’ – a query that hums out and in of our personal lives in the course of the day, yet that could unexpectedly ring out on darkish nights with a deafening thunder.’ —Saturday Paper

‘[A] lyrical, daring exploration’ —Australian booklet 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 presented the Patrick White Literary Award.

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