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A Lifetime on Clouds
Author: Gerald Murnane

ISBN: 9781922147455
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 23 October 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.1
Introduced by Andy Griffiths.

Adrian Sherd is a teenage boy in Melbourne of the 1950s-the last years before television and the family car changed suburbia forever.

Earnest and isolated, tormented by his hormones and his religious devotion, Adrian dreams of elaborate orgies with American film stars, and of marrying his sweetheart and fathering eleven children by her. He even dreams a history of the world as a chronicle of sexual frustration.

A Lifetime on Clouds is funny, honest and sweetly told: a less ribald, Catholic Australian Portnoy's Complaint.

About the Author

Gerald Murnane was born in Coburg, a northern suburb of Melbourne, in 1939. He spent some of his childhood in country Victoria before returning to Melbourne in 1949 where he lived for the next sixty years. He has left Victoria only a handful of times and has never been on an aeroplane. In 1957 Murnane began training for the Catholic priesthood but soon abandoned this in favour of becoming a primary-school teacher. He also taught at the Apprentice Jockeys' School run by the Victo...

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