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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Sea of Many Returns
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'In Sea of Many Returns, master storyteller Arnold Zable delivers a cavalcade of stories, characters and places. He takes us to the island of Ithaca, the Ionian Sea, Kalgoorlie and Melbourne, as well as Port Said, the Black Sea and Danube River ports. The stories are told by Mentor, an Ithacan who arrives in Kalgoorlie in 1916 as a young man, and by his Melbourne-born granddaughter, Xanthe. Through them we meet many people and hear their stories, spanning more than a century. Like Homer's Odysseus, they left Ithaca to journey to distant places. We follow the lives of two brothers, who, as teenagers in the 1930s, build a boat and ferry freight and passengers across the Ionian Sea until one brother leaves for Australia. We meet Antonios Lekatsas and learn of his partnership with architect Walter Burley Griffin to design some of Melbourne's most creative buildings. And we hear the stories of the women who waited on Ithaca while their men sought fortune in Australia. Sea of Many Returns is a moving novel exploring the immigrant experience and our connection with place.'--Provided by publisher.

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

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Works about this Work

Pain of Home-Longing Adrian Mitchell , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 304 2008; (p. 19)

— Review of Sea of Many Returns Arnold Zable , 2008 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 July 2008; (p. 30)

— Review of Sea of Many Returns Arnold Zable , 2008 single work novel ; Musk and Byrne Fiona Capp , 2008 single work novel
An Author Left Chasing His Tale Graham Reilly , 2008 single work biography
— Appears in: The Age , 5 July 2008; (p. 10)
Personal Truths in a Traveller's Tales Christopher Bantick , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 June 2008; (p. 11)

— Review of Sea of Many Returns Arnold Zable , 2008 single work novel
Power in Echoing Places Dorothy Johnston , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 June 2008; (p. 13)

— Review of Sea of Many Returns Arnold Zable , 2008 single work novel
Power in Echoing Places Dorothy Johnston , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 June 2008; (p. 13)

— Review of Sea of Many Returns Arnold Zable , 2008 single work novel
Personal Truths in a Traveller's Tales Christopher Bantick , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 June 2008; (p. 11)

— Review of Sea of Many Returns Arnold Zable , 2008 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 July 2008; (p. 30)

— Review of Sea of Many Returns Arnold Zable , 2008 single work novel ; Musk and Byrne Fiona Capp , 2008 single work novel
Pain of Home-Longing Adrian Mitchell , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 304 2008; (p. 19)

— Review of Sea of Many Returns Arnold Zable , 2008 single work novel
An Author Left Chasing His Tale Graham Reilly , 2008 single work biography
— Appears in: The Age , 5 July 2008; (p. 10)
Last amended 9 Nov 2009 16:38:24
Settings:
  • Ithaca, Greek islands,
    c
    Greece,
    c
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Kalgoorlie, Goldfields area, Southeast Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
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