Questions of Travel
|Author:||Michelle De Kretser|
A mesmerising literary novel, Questions of Travel charts two very different lives. Laura travels the world before returning to Sydney, where she works for a publisher of travel guides. Ravi dreams of being a tourist guide until he is driven from Sri Lanka by devastating events. Around these two superbly drawn characters, a double narrative assembles an enthralling array of people, places and stories - from Theo, whose life plays out in the long shadow of the past, to Hana, an Ethiopian woman determined to reinvent herself in Australia. Award-winning author Michelle de Kretser illuminates travel, work and modern dreams in this brilliant evocation of the way we live now. Wonderfully written, Questions of Travel is an extraordinary work of imagination - a transformative, very funny and intensely moving novel.
Winner of the Miles Franklin Award 2013.
Shortlisted for Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Awards: Fiction 2013. Nita B. Kibble Award 2013.
Michelle de Kretser is the author of The Rose Grower, The Hamilton Case (which won the Commonwealth Prize - SE Asia and Pacific region), and The Lost Dog.