9780140159875

The Ancestor Game (A Penguin original)

Miller, Alex

ISBN 10: 0140159878 / 0-14-015987-8
ISBN 13: 9780140159875
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Softcover
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Steven Muir, August Spiess and his daughter Gertrude, and Lang Tzu all acknowledge a restless sense of cultural displacement, an ambivalence in their relations with the culture of European Australia. Steven left England for Australia as a young man and his one attempt at returning is unsuccessful. August Spiess, although he speaks frequently of returning to his native Hamburg, fails to make the journey, as does his daughter Gertrude. Lang Tzu's very name defines his fate: 'two characters which in Mandarin signify the son who goes away.' The 'game', however, does have winners. For despite their yearnings for the home of their ancestral dreams, a desire to belong somewhere that is truly their own, none of Miller's characters leaves Australia, and each in their own way comes to see that to be at home in exile may be a defining paradox of the European Australian condition: the paradox of belonging and estrangement that perhaps lies uneasily at the heart of all European cultures. The Ancestor Game, which Robert Dessaix described as 'one of the most engrossing books I've read in a long time', is an enthralling journey into the ancestral dreams and present dilemmas of a rich cast of characters. 'A wonderful novel of stunning intricacy and great beauty.' - Michael Ondaatje 'Takes the historical novel to new frontiers. It is fabulous in every sense of the word.' - Commonwealth Writers Prize judges 'Extraordinary fictional portraits of China and Australia.' - New York Times Book Review 'A major new novel of grand design and rich texture, a vast canvas of time and space, its gaze outward yet its vision intimate and intellectually abundant.' - The Age

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Book Description: Penguin Books Australia 1992 Paperback, 1992. Book Condition: Very Good. While attempting to unravel the puzzle surrounding an exiled artist of a wealthy Chinese lineage, the protagonist finds himself confronting the mysteries which relate to the past and the present. Previous works by this Melbourne-based author include 'Watching the Climbers on the Mountain' and 'The Tivington Nott'. 302 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 488356

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Book Description: Penguin Australia, Ringwood, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Reprint. 19 x 13 Cm. Miller -a Miles franklin winner- sets this novel in Melbourne and Shanghai. 302 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 004272

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Book Description: Penguin Books [1993], Ringwood, Victoria, 1993. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. [viii], 302p. Original illustrated wrappers. Seventh printing. Miller's third novel and winner of the author's first Miles Franklin Award as well as a Commonwealth Writer's Prize and the Fellowship of Australian Writers Barbara Ramsden Award. Only printed in softcover in Australia. Usual tanning to blank verso of covers and to page margins else a nice copy. Inscribed for former ANU University Librarian ("To Colin Steele") and signed by Miller on the title page. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 16098

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Book Description: Penguin Books, Ringwood, Victoria, 1992. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 302p., [viii]pp adverts. Original illustrated wrappers. The very scarce first printing. Miller's third novel and winner of the author's first Miles Franklin Award as well as a Commonwealth Writer's Prize and the Fellowship of Australian Writers Barbara Ramsden Award. Only printed in softcover in Australia. Usual tanning to blank verso of covers and to page margins, light creasing to corner of front cover, previous owner details on last page of advertisements else a nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 9260M

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