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y separately published work icon Forever Young single work   novel  
Is part of Glenroy Series Steven Carroll , 2001 series - author novel (number 5 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Forever Young
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'The latest novel by acclaimed novelist Steven Carroll, winner of the Prime Minister's Award and the Miles Franklin Award.

'And is nostalgia not so much a longing for a place or a time, as a longing for youth itself?'

'Forever Young is set against the tumultuous period of change and uncertainty that was Australia in 1977. Whitlam is about to lose the federal election, and things will never be the same again. the times they are a'changing. Radicals have become conservatives, idealism is giving way to realism, relationships are falling apart, and Michael is finally coming to accept that he will never be a rock and roll musician.

'A subtle and graceful exploration of the passage of time and our yearning for the seeming simplicities of the past, Forever Young is a powerfully moving work - clear. beautiful, affecting - by one of our greatest authors.

'Carroll ... transmutes the grey facts of daily life into light and luminous art.' Geordie Williamson, the Australian.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Epigraph:

    When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. –Corinthians, 13:11

    My heart leaps up when I behold

    A rainbow in the sky:

    So was it when my life began;

    So it is now I am a man;

    So be it when I shall grow old,

    Or let me die!

    The child is father of the man...

    William Wordsworth

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Works about this Work

Best Reads – End of Story Deborah Bogle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 20 December 2015; (p. 24)
Review : Forever Young Brenda Walker , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , July no. 113 2015; (p. 57)

— Review of Forever Young Steven Carroll , 2015 single work novel
Goodbye Look Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 372 2015; (p. 17)

— Review of Forever Young Steven Carroll , 2015 single work novel
Uncertain Longing for Lost Youth Peter Pierce , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 June 2015; (p. 18)

— Review of Forever Young Steven Carroll , 2015 single work novel
Looking Backwards Susan Lever , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Inside Story , June 2015;

— Review of Forever Young Steven Carroll , 2015 single work novel
Uncertain Longing for Lost Youth Peter Pierce , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 June 2015; (p. 18)

— Review of Forever Young Steven Carroll , 2015 single work novel
Goodbye Look Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 372 2015; (p. 17)

— Review of Forever Young Steven Carroll , 2015 single work novel
Review : Forever Young Brenda Walker , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , July no. 113 2015; (p. 57)

— Review of Forever Young Steven Carroll , 2015 single work novel
Looking Backwards Susan Lever , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Inside Story , June 2015;

— Review of Forever Young Steven Carroll , 2015 single work novel
Best Reads – End of Story Deborah Bogle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 20 December 2015; (p. 24)
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