Homesickness: Text Classics
By Murray Bail, Introduction by Conrad, Peter (Tutor in English, Christ Church, University of Oxford)
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Thirteen men and women travel the world on a package tour but wherever they go nothing is as it seems. Challenged by the unexpected, by differences and subtleties, Bail's tourists are in turn repelled and attracted-and all are altered.
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Homesickness: Text Classics
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26 April 2012
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Winner of National Book Council Award for Australian Literature 1980 (Australia) -- Winner of Age Book of the Year 1980 (Australia)

Author Biography

MURRAY BAIL was born in Adelaide in 1941. Homesickness was his first novel. It won the 1980 National Book Council Award for Australian Literature and the Age Book of the Year Award. Eucalyptus, published in 1998, was the winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 1999. Murray Bail lives in Sydney.