A Horse Of Air

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    First Edition.

    21cm x 15cm. 222 pages. Black cloth, gilt lettering, illustrated jacket.

    Winner of the Miles Franklin Award for best Australian novel in 1970. “the story of Harry Craddock — millionaire, ornithologist, idealist and buffoon — written mostly by himself in a mental hospital after a wild expedition to central Australia in search of the rare night parrot. His self-portrait is filled out and balanced with extracts from his wife’s diary and comments by the psychiatrist who treated him. The result is a many-layered narrative whose ultimate meaning, or meanings, each reader must decide for themselves. One thing is beyond doubt: it is a strange and compelling story. The character and life of Harry Craddock include many contrasting elements, but they all converge in his quest for the night parrot.” (from jacket blurb)

    Near Fine Condition in Good Jacket. Minor foxing and soiling to edges. Small chips and tears to jacket edges. Near Fine Condition.

    $150.00 AUD

    1 in stock

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