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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Shackleton's Drift
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'Shackleton's Drift is a story from award-winning author Craig Cormick, about trying to tell the story of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton. Frank, the hapless narrator, is struggling to make sense of the uncontrolled drift of his own life - marriage break- up, job redundancies, terrorism attacks - but only finds meaning and consolation in Shackleton's story. He follows Shackleton's epic travails on the ice closely until he is writing himself into the story. He is there with Shackleton, freezing, weary, facing death, but in a place he oddly feels more content and in control than in his own uncertain place in the modern world.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Epigraph: 'We all have our own White South.' -Sir Ernest Shackleton

    'You wait. Everyone has an Antarctic.' -Thomas Pynchon, V

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Holt, Belconnen area, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Merino Press , 2009 .
      Extent: 264p.
      ISBN: 9780646509495

Works about this Work

Polar Fictions Inspired by Exploration Ian McFarlane , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 November 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of The Nature of Ice Robyn Mundy , 2009 single work novel ; Shackleton's Drift Craig Cormick , 2009 single work novel
Polar Fictions Inspired by Exploration Ian McFarlane , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 November 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of The Nature of Ice Robyn Mundy , 2009 single work novel ; Shackleton's Drift Craig Cormick , 2009 single work novel
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