The True Colour of the Sea.

Drewe, Robert.

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These 11 tales from Australia’s master of the short story form take us to many varied coasts: a remote island in the Arafura Sea, a lake, a Pacific island, a Caribbean cruise…they tell of loss, love, desire, family, ageing, humanity and the life of art.

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An artist marooned on a remote island in the Arafura Sea contemplates his survival chances. He understands his desperate plight and the ocean's unrelenting power. But what is its true colour? A beguiling young woman nurses a baby by a lake while hiding brutal scars. Uneasy descendants of a cannibal victim visit the Pacific island of their ancestor's murder. A Caribbean cruise of elderly tourists faces life with wicked optimism. Witty, clever, ever touching and always inventive, the eleven stories in The True Colour of the Sea take us to many varied coasts- whether a tense Christmas holiday apartment overlooking the Indian Ocean or the shabby glamour of a Cuban resort hotel. Relationships might be frayed, savaged, regretted or celebrated, but here there is always the life-force of the ocean - seducing, threatening, inspiring. In The True Colour of the Sea, Robert Drewe - Australia's master of the short story form - makes a gift of stories that tackle the big themes of life- love, loss, desire, family, ageing, humanity and the life of art.

Book Details

Author Drewe, Robert.
Format HC
Publisher Penguin Books Australia
Imprint Hamish Hamilton
Number of Pages 224
Publish Date 30/07/2018
Catalogue Oct18
Catalogue book number 1022