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Eucalyptus

ISBN-10: 031242731X

ISBN-13: 9780312427313

Edition: N/A

Authors: Murray Bail

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Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book nbsp; ANew York Times Book ReviewNotable Book of the Year nbsp; On a property in New South Wales, a widower named Holland lives with his daughter, Ellen. Over the years as she grows into a beautiful woman, Holland plants hundreds of different eucalyptus trees on his land, filling the landscape, making a virtual outdoor museum of trees. When Ellen is nineteen, Holland announces that she may only marry the man who can correctly name the species of each and every gum tree on his property. A strange contest begins, and Ellen is left unmoved by her suitors until she chances on a strange young man resting under the Coolibah tree whose stories will amaze and dazzle her. A modern fairy tale, and an unforgettable love story, that bristles with spiky truths and unexpected wisdom about art, feminine beauty, landscape, and language.Eucalyptusaffirms the seductive power of storytelling itself.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 8/21/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English