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Eucalyptus : a novel / Murray Bail
Bib ID 4352947
Format BookBook
Author
Bail, Murray, 1941-
 
Edition 1st Picador ed. 
Description New York : Picador, 2007, c1998 
255 p. ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 9780312427313
031242731X
Summary

On a property in western New South Wales a man named Holland lives with his daughter, Ellen. Over the years, as she grows into a beautiful young woman, he plants hundreds of different eucalyptus trees on his land, filling in the landscape, making a virtual outdoor museum of trees. When Ellen is nineteen, he announces his decision: she may marry only the man who can correctly name the species of each and every gum tree on his property. Suitors emerge from all corners, including the straight-backed Mr. Cave, a world expert on these famous Australian trees. And then one day, walking down by the river where silver light slants into the motionless trunks, Ellen chances on a strange young man resting under the Coolibah tree. In the days that follow, he tells her dozens of stories - set in cities, deserts, and faraway countries.

Notes

Originally published by the Text Publishing Company, Australia.

Subjects Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.  |  Eucalyptus -- Identification -- Fiction.  |  Storytelling -- Fiction.  |  New South Wales -- Fiction.

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