By Gerald Murnane
Adrian Sherd is a teenage boy in Melbourne of the Fifties, the final years prior to tv and the relations automobile replaced suburbia forever.
Earnest and remoted, stricken by his hormones and his spiritual devotion, Adrian goals of tricky orgies with American movie stars, and of marrying his sweetheart and fathering 11 teenagers by means of her. He even desires a historical past of the realm as a chronicle of sexual frustration.
A Lifetime on Clouds is humorous, sincere and sweetly instructed: a much less ribald, Catholic Australian Portnoy's Complaint.
Gerald Murnane was once born in Melbourne in 1939. His first novel, Tamarisk Row, used to be released in 1974. It used to be through A Lifetime on Clouds, The Plains and 5 different works of fiction, the newest of that is A heritage of Books. In 1999 he gained the Patrick White Award. Ten years later he gained the Melbourne Prize for Literature.
'Unquestionably essentially the most unique writers operating in Australia today.' Australian
'A Lifetime on Clouds overjoyed me: i used to be rather admiring of the author's unfailing skill to assert simply enough and no more.' Les Murray, Sydney Morning Herald
'Murnane attracts out loads of comedy from the gap among what his hero does and what he dreams.' Guardian
'If you simply ever learn one Gerald Murnane novel on your lifestyles, i encourage you to make it this one.' Andy Griffiths, in his creation.
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