This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
This powerful novel about fathers, unfulfilled lives, culpability, memory and history has been short listed for the Australian/Vogel Literary Award. The protagonist, William Webber, is ninety-six, has a rare medical ailment, and suffers from a recurring watery nightmare. He also knows at thing or two about history, since in the 1920s he was there for a bit of it himself when he decided to solve the mystery of his father's death. This novel is a richly ironic blend of mystery, romance and Rider Haggard set amongst the greed and corruption of deep-sea pearling.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Peter Burke is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Emmanuel College.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Condition: Good. Sound copy that may show minimal signs of wear or previous ownership. Seller Inventory # 3IIEN50052IN
Book Description Fremantle Arts Center Pr, 2002. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M1863683631_4