A Horse Of Air
This, the winner of the Miles Franklin Award for best Australian novel in 1970, is 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.
Black cloth with gilt lettering in a clipped dust jacket.
Minor soiling to top edge. Very Good Condition.