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The Conversations at Curlow Creek (1996)
by David Malouf
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0679779051, Paperback)It is only natural for our eyes to wander into the circumstances of others and either count our blessings or rail at the injustice of fate. How we deal with the fate dealt us is the subject of David Malouf's shadowy novel. Having grown up in the same household, but under different circumstances, two foster-brothers respond to fate in radically different ways and with radically different results. While one takes kismet under his horsewhip, the other dares not rebel. This haunting replay of Greek tragedy will reverberate in your mind long after the last page is turned, for as with these men, fate is our habitat.
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On the eve of an execution in 1870s Australia, two men discuss the vagaries of life. One is a rebel condemned for attempting an insurrection, the other an officer sent to supervise his hanging. They are both Irish. By the author of Remembering Babylon.
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