Tamarisk Row

Gerald Murnane

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: And Other Stories

Published: 22-01-2019


A lonely child of unusual sensibility inherits his father’s love of horse-racing and his mother’s Catholicism in this evocative, semi-autobiographical novel.

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Clement Killeaton transforms his father’s gambling, his mother’s piety, his fellow pupils’ cruelty and the mysterious but forbidden attractions of sex into an imagined world centred on horse-racing and played out in the dusty backyard of his home, across the landscapes of the district, and the continent of Australia. An unsparing evocation of a Catholic childhood in a country town in the late 1940s, Tamarisk Row’s lyrical prose is charged with the yearning, boredom, fear and fascination of boyhood. First published in Australia in 1974, and previously unpublished in the UK, Tamarisk Row is Gerald Murnane’s debut novel, and in many respects his masterpiece.

Additional information

Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 288