Murray Bail is a writer. His most recent novel is The Voyage.
By this author
Remembering a man of letters, and a friend
Remembering Australian painters
Forty years of friendship
It was not so much a headlong rush from Europe, more a slow return to Sydney, for instead of hopping onto a plane, which would have been easier, Delage had chosen to return by ship, and not one of the P&O queens, a container ship, stacked with the …
The only things I remember from school
1) the geography teacher, Mr Sullivan, loose cheeks, throat and bottom lip, and trousers too loose – always hitching them up; a general worn-out appearance in clothing and eyelids. The nicotine-stained fingers, his short-sleeved shirts. Talking about …
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