Montebello

Author(s): Robert Drewe

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Montebello continues where Robert Drewe's much-loved memoir The Shark Net left off, taking us into his mature years. In the aftermath of events, both man-made and natural, that have left a permanent mark on the landscape and psyche of Western Australia - the British nuclear tests in the Montebello Islands, the mining boom, and shark attacks along the coast - Drewe examines how comfortable and familiar terrain can quickly become a site of danger, and how regeneration and renewal can emerge from chaos and loss. With humility, wit and a clear-eyed view of himself, he intertwines these stories with the events of his own life. His passion for islands - which began with Rottnest Island in his youth and continues to this day - frames the narrative; in the near-solitude of these remote places, he is free to reflect. This is a moving story of what it means to see and survive destruction, to love and to grow old.

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2013 National Biography Award shortlist

Robert Drewe is the author of The Savage Crows, A Cry in the Jungle Bar, The Bodysurfers, Fortune, The Bay of Contented Men, Our Sunshine, The Drowner, Grace and The Rip, as well as a prize-winning memoir, The Shark Net, and the non-fiction Walking Ella.

General Fields

  • : 9780670893478
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : Hamish Hamilton
  • : April 2012
  • : 230mm X 152mm
  • : Australia
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert Drewe
  • : Paperback
  • : 1012
  • : English
  • : 994.00
  • : 272