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The Resource The Living Sea of Waking Dreams, Richard Flanagan, (electronic resource)

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams, Richard Flanagan, (electronic resource)

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The Living Sea of Waking Dreams
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The Living Sea of Waking Dreams
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Richard Flanagan
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eng
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From the author of the Booker Prize-winning The Narrow Road to the Deep North comes a wrenching novel of family, climate change, and the resilience of the human spirit?an elegy to our disappearing world. In a world of perennial fire and growing extinctions, Anna's aged mother is dying?if her three children would just allow it. Condemned by their pity to living, subjected to increasingly desperate medical interventions, she instead turns her focus to her hospital window, through which she escapes into visions of horror and delight. When Anna's finger vanishes and a few months later her knee disappears, Anna too feels the pull of the window. She begins to see that all around her others are similarly vanishing, yet no one else notices. All Anna can do is keep her mother alive. But the window keeps opening wider, taking Anna and the reader ever deeper into an eerily beautiful story of grief and possibility, of loss and love and orange-bellied parrots. Hailed on publication in Australia as Flanagan's greatest novel yet, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams is a rising ember storm illuminating what remains to us when the inferno beckons: one part elegy, one part dream, one part hope
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1961-
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Flanagan, Richard
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The Living Sea of Waking Dreams, Richard Flanagan, (electronic resource)
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9780593319611
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Label
The Living Sea of Waking Dreams, Richard Flanagan, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780593319611
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92534b86-1afc-4204-8277-da06b2784ca6
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  • other
  • remote
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Adobe EPUB eBook

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