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by Roger McDonald

ePub Shearers' Motel download
Author:
Roger McDonald
ISBN13:
978-0330273510
ISBN:
0330273515
Publisher:
Picador; Reprint edition (1994)
Category:
Subcategory:
Essays & Correspondence
ePub file:
1468 kb
Fb2 file:
1882 kb
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Rating:
4.8
Votes:
430

Roger McDonald was born in rural New South Wales in 1941 and educated at country schools and in Sydney. published by. Random House Australia Pty Ltd.

Roger McDonald was born in rural New South Wales in 1941 and educated at country schools and in Sydney.

Skeins of silvery water from the saturated ground channelled the low parts. Ruts scarred the track, the creekbank was scoured, and paddocks of flattened clover went downside up. The causeway leading. to the house was washed under, leaving dangling gaps of reinforced concrete. He drove carefully across, nosing forward and touching the brakes, getting out to check that the load of goods in the mud-heavy truck wasn’t too much. He still had the carryover stores from Gograndli Station in the back. He calculated he’d made a round trip of two thousand kilometres with them.

The sun blazed overhead like a nuclear pile

The sun blazed overhead like a nuclear pile. His hat smelt like a dirty sock. His body was sticky, itchy, tired. The tyres od his odl yellow truck, sunk into the sand, gave out a hot, desolate, perished rubber odour, heatwaves ballooning from the bodywork

Shearers' Motel won the 1993 Banjo National Book Council Banjo Award for non-fiction. It was filmed as "Cross Turning Over" for ABC-TV in 1996 (Director: Robert Klenner)

Shearers' Motel won the 1993 Banjo National Book Council Banjo Award for non-fiction. It was filmed as "Cross Turning Over" for ABC-TV in 1996 (Director: Robert Klenner). McDonald was nominated for the Miles Franklin Award in 1994 for Water Man, and in 1999 for Mr Darwin's Shooter, which in that year won the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, the South Australian Premier's Awards, and the Adelaide Festival Book of the Year.

Shearers' Motel book. Into the hard-living world of travelling shearers in the Australian outback comes internationally acclaimed writer Roger McDonald, driving an old truck rattling with cooking gear. He has abandoned writing for a time and found work as a cook for a team of New Zealand shearers working through New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.

Shearers' Motel is the story of that quest, of its triumphs and its failures - a story told with a heartfelt sense of of the profundity of ordinary lives.

Shearers' Motel is the story of that quest, of its triumphs and its failures - a story told with a heartfelt sense of of the profundity of ordinary lives. It confirms Roger McDonald as one of our finest and most lyrical chroniclers of the land - and of the human heart.

Shearers' Motel (Picador). We receive 1 copy every 6 months. Select Format: Paperback. ISBN13:9780330273510. Release Date:January 1994.

Shearers' Motel won the 1993 Banjo National Book Council Banjo Award for non-fiction.

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  • One of MacDonald's earlier books. Love Australians and you will enjoy this book on life in the Outback. A lively but rough life.

  • I read this book years ago and LOVED it. Highly recommended.