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This is an auction for QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL, by Michelle de Kretser.

"Studded with fine and funny writing, bursts of affecting drama, and disarming images."
- New York Times Book Review

"Questions of Travel is that gleaming thing that makes everything around it seem dull in comparison. It's one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read."
- Toronto Globe and Mail

"Exquisite, haunting....As she traces Laura's and Ravi's lives over four decades, de Kretser's style is poetic, indelible, and often breathtaking in its beauty."
- a *** starred *** review in Library Journal (US)

"After his human-rights activist wife is slaughtered with her little son in Sri Lanka, Ravi flees to Sydney where he faces prejudice as he applies for asylum and gets a job with a travel company. Laura works for the company as a tourism writer, having returned home from London, where Australia is regarded as exotic. More than all the multiple personal intricacies in Ravi’s and Laura’s alternating narratives, the contemporary work scene will grab readers—the corporate drivel (Moral indignation is not managerial), the office politics with the daily e-mails, the technician who installs new software and cannot explain how to use it. Best of all is the wry take on tourists. As a travel writer, Laura knows they do not want ordinary life: That is what they were on holiday from. Forget the unwilling travellers like Ravi, the soldiers, and the millions made homeless. This ironic, contemporary view of finding home makes for heartfelt drama.
- Booklist US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 2012.

515 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.
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  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$9.95
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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