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A lifetime on clouds

Author: Gerald Murnane
Publisher: Melbourne, Australia : Text Publishing, 2013.
Series: Text classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adrian Sherd is a teenage boy in Melbourne of the 1950sthe 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Bildungsromans
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Murnane
ISBN: 9781922147455 1922147451
OCLC Number: 846534388
Description: xiii, 290 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Text classics.
Responsibility: by Gerald Murnane ; introduced by Andy Griffiths.

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Adrian Sherd is a teenage boy in Melbourne of the 1950sthe 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.

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