Extinctions

Author(s): Josephine Wilson

Australian

Winner of the prestigious Miles Franklin AwardProfessor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer, world expert on concrete and connoisseur of modernist design, has quarantined himself from life by moving to a retirement village. Surrounded and obstructed by the debris of his life, he is determined to be miserable, but is tired of his existence and of the life he has chosen.When a series of unfortunate incidents forces him and his neighbour, Jan, together, he begins to realise the damage done by the accumulation of a lifetime's secrets and lies, and to comprehend his own shortcomings. Finally, Frederick Lothian has the opportunity to build something meaningful for the ones he loves.Humorous, poignant and galvanising, this is a novel about all kinds of extinction - natural, racial, national and personal - and what we can do to prevent them.


Product Information

 *WINNER OF THE MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARD 2017*

Peppered with clever observations, the writing is sharp and the interactions in Extinctions are complex, building a rewarding narrative about being lost but ultimately getting found. PORTIA LINDSAY, BOOKS+PUBLISHING

General Fields

  • : 9781742588988
  • : UWA Publishing
  • : UWAP
  • : December 2016
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : November 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Josephine Wilson
  • : Paperback
  • : 617
  • : en
  • : 823.92
  • : 300
  • : , black & white illustrations