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Author: Justin D'Ath

ISBN: 9781876462512
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1 September 2007
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1 x 2.3
Justin D'Ath's Pool is a beautifully modulated novel that explores adolescent transitions and discoveries in seamless prose. Sixteen-year-old Wolfgang Mulqueen works at the public swimming pool in New Lourdes, Victoria, where pilgrims from across the world travel to test the waters' curative powers. In the course of a long hot summer, Wolfgang is forced to confront his own strengths and limitations. D'Ath juxtaposes intriguing characters, metaphors and events - a blind girl, a black butterfly, a tragic 18-year-old mystery - to create a truly original work. Pool is a powerful and moving novel about love, death, faith and family.

About the Author

One of twelve children, Justin D'Ath grew up on a farm in New Zealand. Most evenings he and his brothers read aloud or told stories to each other. 'We didn't have TV, so we learned to use our imaginations.' He has also studied to be a priest, picked fruit, built cars, mined for iron and worked in a sugar mill. Justin's novels have been published in many countries, including Italy, Germany and Denmark. He lives near a river in Flowerdale, in the hills north of Melbourne.

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