The Glade within the Grove
1998 Shortlist

The Glade within the Grove

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Two of David Foster’s previous books, Dog Rock and The Pale Blue Crochet Coathanger, feature the eccentric postman D’Arcy D’Olivieres, a great and memorable creation, and one who makes a welcome return to Foster’s fiction in The Glade Within the Grove. Now the retired postman of Dog Rock, D’Arcy recalls a time when he was a fill-in postman at a small town called Obligna Creek. There he discovers an unpublished manuscript in an old mailbag – The Ballad of Erinungarah, written by ‘Orion’. As D’Arcy himself says, ‘Weird piece of work. Back then, 1990, I’m not sure I understood the implications. But I have thought about little else since.’ (from Penguin Australia)

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR David
Foster

David Foster was born in 1944 and spent his early childhood in the Blue Mountains of NSW. He trained as a scientist at Sydney University and the ANU and spent 1970 in the United States as a Fellow of the National Institutes of Health, and 1978 in Europe as a recipient of the Marten Bequest for Prose. His novel The Pure Land shared the first Age award for the best Australian book of the year, and his novel Moonlite won the National Book Council Award for Australian Literature. (From Penguin Australia)

David Foster was born in 1944 and spent his early childhood in the Blue Mountains of NSW. He trained as a scientist at Sydney University and the ANU and spent 1970 in the United States as a Fellow of the National Institutes of Health, and 1978 in Europe as a recipient of the Marten Bequest for Prose. His novel The Pure Land shared the first Age award for the best Australian book of the year, and his novel Moonlite won the National Book Council Award for Australian Literature. (From Penguin Australia)

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
23/02/1996
Country
Australia
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Random House Australia, Vintage, Fourth Estate

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