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Harland's Half Acre
     

Harland's Half Acre

by David Malouf
 

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Born on a poor dairy farm in Queensland, Frank Harland’s life is centered on his great artistic gift, his passionate love for his father and four brothers and his need to repossess, through a patch of land, his family’s past. The story spans Frank’s life; from before the First World War, through years as a swaggie in the Great Depression and

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Born on a poor dairy farm in Queensland, Frank Harland’s life is centered on his great artistic gift, his passionate love for his father and four brothers and his need to repossess, through a patch of land, his family’s past. The story spans Frank’s life; from before the First World War, through years as a swaggie in the Great Depression and Brisbane in the forties, to his retirement to a patch of Australian scrub where he at last takes possession of his dream.
 
Harland’s Half Acre tells how a man sets out to recover the land his ancestors discovered and then lost and how, in fulfilment, this vision becomes a new reality.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This portrait of the influences that make Frank Harland into a painter is a moving study of the mysteries of childhood, of family ties, and of the random events that shape lives. Malouf (An Imaginary Life and Johnno has created a ``memorable book,'' PW observed. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679776475
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/14/1997
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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