Towards Midnight single work   short story  
  • Author: David Malouf
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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  • Appears in:
    y Every Move You Make David Malouf , Sydney : Chatto and Windus , 2006 Z1302033 2006 selected work short story

    'Bookish boys and taciturn men, strong women and wayward sons, fathers and daughters, lovers and husbands, a composer and his muse, a builder-architect and his legacy - here are their stories, whole lives brought vividly into focus and so powerfully rooted in the landscape that you can almost feel the heat and the dust. His canvas is the vast Australian continent from the mysterious, glittering Valley of Lagoons behind the Great Divide in Far North Queensland, to bohemian Balmain and the Centre at Uluru, but always there are enticing glimpses of a world beyond, and the stories are tender, subtle, unsettlingly intimate. A young man going off to war tries to make sense of his place in the world he is leaving; a composer's life plays itself out as a complex domestic cantata; an accident on a hunting trip speaks volumes, which its inarticulate victim never could; and, in the funniest, most surprising story of all, a down-to-earth woman stubbornly tries to keep her feet on the ground at Ayers Rock. Malouf's men and women are together but curiously alone, looking for something they seem to have missed, or missed out on, in life, puzzling over the space they'll leave behind when the waters close over them...'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Sydney : Chatto and Windus , 2006
    pg. 135-149
  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin vol. 124 no. 6540 3 October 2006 Z1315225 2006 periodical issue 2006 pg. 58-63
  • Appears in:
    y The Complete Stories David Malouf , New York (City) : Pantheon Books , 2007 Z1422116 2007 selected work short story Sydney : Knopf , 2007 pg. 99-108
Last amended 18 Oct 2006
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