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Description - Holden's Performance by Murray Bail

"Holden's Performance "by award-winning author Murray Bail is the story of Holden Shadbolt, a guileless and matter-of-fact innocent as he passes through the cities and landscape of Australia. His reassuring silent presence and photographic memory make him useful to men of power and women who appear to need his protection. He is surrounded by larger than life figures whose exploits and adventures Holden follows ex-Corporal Frank 'Bloodnut' McBee, the scrap dealer who woos his mother; his uncle Vern, a shortsighted proofreader who likes facts and eating newspaper with is breakfast cereal; and the crippled artist Harriet, whose twists and curves appeal to Holden as he holds to his own unswervingly straight lines."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312420802
ISBN-10: 0312420803
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Picador USA
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 1-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Murray Bail

Murray Bail's fiction, which includes "Eucalyptus, Homesickness, The Drover's Wife and other Stories" and "Camouflage, " has received many major awards, among them the Miles Franklin Award in Australia and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. He is also the author of the non-fiction works, "Ian Fairweather "and "Longhand: A Writer's Notebook. "He lives in Sydney.

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