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y Extinctions single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'He hated the word ‘retirement’, but not as much as he hated the word ‘village’, as if ageing made you a peasant or a fool. Herein lives the village idiot.

'Professor Frederick Lothian, retired engineer, world expert on concrete and connoisseur of modernist design, has quarantined himself from life by moving to a retirement village. His wife, Martha, is dead and his two adult children are lost to him in their own ways. Surrounded and obstructed by the debris of his life – objects he has collected over many years and tells himself he is keeping for his daughter – 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 by turns, Extinctions is a novel about all kinds of extinction – natural, racial, national and personal – and what we can do to prevent them.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2016 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 1vp.
      Note/s:
      • Projected publication date: October 2016
      ISBN: 9781742588988

Works about this Work

Extinctions Given New Lease of Life Amanda Ellis , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 23 February 2016; (p. 6)
Review : Extinctions LS , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 26 November 2016;

— Review of Extinctions Josephine Wilson 2016 single work novel
Review : Extinctions LS , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 26 November 2016;

— Review of Extinctions Josephine Wilson 2016 single work novel
Extinctions Given New Lease of Life Amanda Ellis , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 23 February 2016; (p. 6)
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