Night Letters

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Night Letters


Robert Dessaix

Digital ebook

Format: ePub

Pub date: Jul 2017

ISBN: 9781925143959

Physical book

Harper Entertainment Distribution Services

Format: Paperback

Pub date: Jul 2017

Imprint: Brio

ISBN: 9781925143942

Page extent: 320 pp

Trim: 210 x 135 mm

RRP: AUD$24.99, NZD$27.99

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Winner of the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal

Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award

Every night for twenty nights in a hotel room in Venice, an Australian man recently diagnosed with an incurable disease writes a letter home to a friend. In these letters, against a rich background of earlier journeys in literature, with Dante as his imagined guide, he reflects on what it means to live a good life in the face of death.

Praise for Night Letters by Robert Dessaix

‘Dessaix writes with great elegance, with passion, compassion and sly wit. Literally, a wonderful book.’ John Banville

‘An absolutely unique book: intelligent, funny, rich, tender at the right moments, a plum pudding of stories, observations and discoveries.’ Alberto Manguel

Night Letters is exhilarating. The goads, the teasing, the question marks fired up into the atmosphere make any passive reading of it quite impossible.’ The Sydney Morning Herald