Steven Carroll The Time We Have Taken

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The Time We Have Taken

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One summer morning in 1970, Peter van Rijn, proprietor of the television and wireless shop, pronounces his Melbourne suburb one hundred years old. The Time We Have Taken is a powerfully moving tale of the rhythms of suburban life — its public and private reckonings.

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Steven Carroll was born in Melbourne. His first novel, Remember Me, Jimmy James, was published in 1992. The Art of the Engine Driver (2001) and The Gift of Speed (2004) were shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, which The Time We Have Taken won in 2008. Steven Carroll lives in Melbourne with his partner and son.

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"A writer worth cherishing. His prose is unfailingly assured, lyrical, poised" The Australian "What makes Steven Carroll's novels extraordinary is the metaphysical depth that he gives to his story" Telerama (France) "Exquisite... There are times in this book where I paused to admire the subtle craft of what Carroll is doing. Every piece of this book is sanded and planed and perfectly joined ... graceful and tender prose" The Age "It is the tender awareness he has of human frailty which lifts the spirit and implores us to simply think better of others and ourselves ... Carroll writes like a bird freed from a cage" West Australian "Deceptively simple, this novel has a quiet force" Sydney Morning Herald

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