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Description - The New Dark Age by Joan London

A young singer runs into the desert of gold rush Kalgoorlie; Chagall comes to Paris in the twenties; a hippie couple survey their ideals as Whitlam is deposed; a middle-aged man looks at his life after cancer on the eve of the millennium . . . Fourteen luminous stories from Joan London's award-winning collections, SISTER SHIPS and LETTER TO CONSTANTINE, together with two later stories, span the twentieth century in a volume that is storytelling at its very best.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741669237
ISBN-10: 1741669235
Format: Paperback / softback
(197mm x 132mm x 24mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Vintage (Australia)
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2010
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Joan London

Joan London is the author of two prize-winning collections of stories, SISTER SHIPS, which won the AGE Book of the Year in 1986, and LETTER TO CONSTANTINE, which won the Steele Rudd Award in 1994 and the Premier s Award for Fiction. These collections were published in one volume by Picador as THE NEW DARK AGE. In 2001 her first novel, GILGAMESH, was published, and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin, as well as a host of other awards, and chosen as the AGE Book of the Year for Fiction in 2002. It was also longlisted for the Orange Prize and the Dublin Impac. THE GOOD PARENTS, Joan London s most recent novel, was published in April 2008 to acclaim. It has since reprinted three times was the winner of the 2009 Christina Stead Prize for fiction in the NSW Premier s Literary award and was shortlisted for the AGE Fiction Book of the Year . It will be published in the UK and US as well as Europe in 2009.

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