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Author Drewe, Robert, 1943-

Title Montebello : a memoir / Robert Drewe
Published Melbourne : Hamish Hamilton, 2012


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  827.03 D7765 A6/M  AVAILABLE
Description 291 pages ; 23 cm
regular print
Summary Montebello continues where Robert Drewe's much-loved memoir The Shark Net left off, taking us into his mature years. In the aftermath of events, both man-made and natural, that have left a permanent mark on the landscape and psyche of Western Australia - the British nuclear tests in the Montebello Islands, the mining boom, and shark attacks along the coast - Drewe examines how comfortable and familiar terrain can quickly become a site of danger, and how regeneration and renewal can emerge from chaos and loss. With humility, wit and a clear-eyed view of himself, he intertwines these stories with the events of his own life. His passion for islands - which began with Rottnest Island in his youth and continues to this day - frames the narrative; in the near-solitude of these remote places, he is free to reflect. This is a moving story of what it means to see and survive destruction, to love and to grow old
Analysis Australian
Notes N copy signed and inscriber by author, 17 September 2015. ANL
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-291)
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Subject Drewe, Robert, 1943-
Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Western Australia -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Western Australia -- Social life and customs -- 1945-
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Author Drewe, Robert, 1943- Shark net
ISBN 9780670893478 (paperback)