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Author Day, Gregory, author

Title A sand archive / Gregory Day
Published Sydney, NSW : Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan Australia, 2018
©2018

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 ADPML SPWV  827.04 D2738 A6/S  LIB USE ONLY
Description 304 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Summary Seeking stories of Australia's Great Ocean Road, a young writer stumbles across a manual from a minor player in the road's history, FB Herschell. It is a volume unremarkable in every way, save for the surprising portrait of its author that can be read between its lines: a vision of a man who writes with uncanny poetry about sand. And as he continues to mine the archive of FB Herschell - engineer, historian, philosopher - it is not the subject, but the man who begins to fascinate. A man whose private revolution among the streets of Paris in May 1968 begins to change the way he views life, love, and the coastal landscape into which he was born.
Analysis Australian
Notes "A poignant novel of one man's curious life and remarkable afterlife"--Cover
Subject Australian fiction.
Authors -- Fiction.
Authors, Australian -- Fiction.
Civil engineers -- Australia -- Biography -- Fiction.
Curiosity -- Fiction.
Civil engineers -- Australia -- Fiction.
Life -- Fiction.
Sand dune management -- Fiction.
Sand -- Fiction.
Sand dunes -- Australia -- Fiction.
Student movements -- France -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Geelong (Vic.) -- Fiction.
Great Ocean Road (Vic.) -- Fiction.
Paris (France) -- Politics and government -- 1958-1969 -- Fiction
Genre/Form Fiction.
Biographies.
ISBN 9781760552145 (paperback)