Gravel

Author: Peter Goldsworthy
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Category: Contemporary Fiction, Short Story Books
Book Format: Paperback

A contented woman finds herself considering a bizarre sexual invitation that just days before filled her with scorn. A mediocre man is pulled into a strange dance with his stalker. A father gives his daughter a Christmas present with a disturbing history. An ugly sports parent plays a game of ridiculous chance. A young boy's music lesson offers him a discordant insight into adult behaviour. And in a primal tale about the borderline between animals and humans, death is horrifyingly not the end of the story. Compulsively readable, pitch-perfect in mood, Gravel ponders the forces that can wear down a marriage, darken desire, lead people to thwart their best intentions.

Author Biography

Peter Goldsworthy has won major literary awards across a range of genres: poetry, short story, novels, theatre, and opera libretti. His works include Three Dog Night, Maestro, Wish, Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam and Everything I Knew.

About Peter Goldsworthy
Peter Goldsworthy grew up in various Australian country towns, finishing his schooling in Darwin. After graduating in medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1974 he worked for several years in alcohol and drug rehabilitation, but since then has divided his working time between general practice and writing. He has won major literary awards across a range of genres- poetry, short story, novels, theatre, and opera libretti.
Goldsworthy's novels have sold over 400 000 copies in Australia alone, and have been translated into European and Asian languages. His novels have three times been shortlisted for the NSW Christina Stead Fiction Prize, and twice for the Miles Franklin Award. Three Dog Night won the 2004 FAW Christina Stead Award, and was longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC prize. In 2003, his first novel, Maestro, was voted by members of the Australian Society of Authors as one of the Top 40 Australian books of all time.
Five of his novels have been adapted for stage and screen. Everything I Knew, published in 2008, was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Fiction Prize. A collection of short stories, Gravel, was published in 2010.

(BK-9780143205456)

SKU BK-9780143205456
Barcode # 9780143205456
Brand Penguin Books Australia
Artist / Author Peter Goldsworthy
Shipping Weight 0.5000kg
Shipping Width 197.000m
Shipping Height 19.000m
Shipping Length 131.000m

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