Questions of Travel

  • by Michelle de Krester
  • Narrated by Vanessa Coffey, Sartaj Garewal
  • 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A dazzling, compassionate and deeply moving audiobook from one of world literature's rising stars.
A mesmerising literary novel, Questions of Travel charts two very different lives. Laura travels the world before returning to Sydney, where she works for a publisher of travel guides. Ravi dreams of being a tourist until he is driven from Sri Lanka by devastating events. Around these two superbly drawn characters, a double narrative assembles an enthralling array of people, places and stories - from Theo, whose life plays out in the long shadow of the past, to Hana, an Ethiopian woman determined to reinvent herself in Australia.
Award-winning author Michelle de Kretser illuminates travel, work and modern dreams in this brilliant evocation of the way we live now. Questions of Travel is an extraordinary work of imagination - a transformative, very funny and intensely moving novel.

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What the Critics Say

''Man Booker-longlisted de Kretser's precisely written novel is concerned with tourists, refugees and the complexities of immigration...a nuanced and ambivalent look at the crassness of tourism.'' (The Sunday Times)
''This is a novel unlike any other I have read.... It is not really possible to describe, in a short space, the originality and depth of this long and beautifully crafted book.'' (The Guardian)
''Novel by novel, the Sri Lankan-born Australian has emerged as one of the most fiercely intelligent voices in fiction today. This new work, her most ambitious yet, makes globalisation and its discontents the focus of a multi-faceted story that unites grandeur and intimacy.'' (The Independent)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-23-2017
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.