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Questions of Travel

A Novel
De Kretser, Michelle (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Laura Fraser grows up in Sydney, motherless, with a cold father and an artistic bent. Ravi Mendes is on the other side of the world--his humble father dead, his mother struggling, determined to succeed in computer science. Their stories alternate throughout-- culminating in unlikely fates for them both, destinies influenced by travel--voluntary in her case, enforced in his. With money from an inheritance, Laura sets off to see the world, returning to Sydney to work for a travel guide. There she meets Ravi, a Sri Lankan political exile who wants only to see a bit of Australia and make a living.
Authors: De Kretser, Michelle
Title: Questions of travel
a novel
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013, c2012.
Edition: First North American edition.
Characteristics: 461 pages ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Originally published in Australia by Allen & Unwin, 2012.
Summary: Laura Fraser grows up in Sydney, motherless, with a cold father and an artistic bent. Ravi Mendes is on the other side of the world--his humble father dead, his mother struggling, determined to succeed in computer science. Their stories alternate throughout-- culminating in unlikely fates for them both, destinies influenced by travel--voluntary in her case, enforced in his. With money from an inheritance, Laura sets off to see the world, returning to Sydney to work for a travel guide. There she meets Ravi, a Sri Lankan political exile who wants only to see a bit of Australia and make a living.
ISBN: 9780316219228
0316219223
Statement of Responsibility: Michelle de Kretser
Subject Headings: International travel Fiction. Sri Lankans Australia Fiction. Interpersonal relations Fiction. Sydney (N.S.W.) Fiction.
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction.
Topical Term: International travel
Sri Lankans
Interpersonal relations
LCCN: 2012039069
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Mar 24, 2014
  • Winnipeg1 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Great opening, but generally disappointing. Didn't finish it.

Globe and Mail Best Summer reading 2013

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Sep 08, 2013
  • quagga rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Across the world, the world-weary were waiting. Time after time, Laura would learn that she had missed the moment; to be a tourist was always to arrive too late. Paradise was lost: prosperity had intervened, or politics. The earthquake had finished off Naples. Giuliani had wrecked New York. Immigrants ruined wherever they squatted. France -- well, Fance had always been blighted by the necessary evil of the French. But if only Laura had seen Bangkok before the smog/Hong Kong before the Chinese/Switzerland before the Alps/the planet before the Flood.

Aug 18, 2013
  • quagga rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The true [travel] guidebook would advise: "Pay attention, be kind, think twice, shut up."

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