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A Million Windows

A Million Windows

by Gerald Murnane

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A kaleidoscopic meditation on fiction-making by one of Australia's most acclaimed writers.
"The house of fiction," wrote Henry James, "has . . . not one window, but a million." In this, his latest work, Gerald Murnane, one of Australia's most acclaimed contemporary authors, takes these words as his starting point, and asks: Who, exactly, are that house's residents, and what do they see from their respective rooms? His answer, A Million Windows, is a gorgeous (if unsettling) investigation into the glories and pitfalls of storytelling. Focusing on the importance of trust and the inevitability of betrayal in writing as in life, its nested stories explore the fraught relationships between author and reader, child and parent, boyfriend and girlfriend, husband and wife. Murnane's fiction is woven from images-the reflections of the setting sun on distant windowpanes, seemingly limitless grasslands, a procession of dark-haired women, a clearing in a forest, the colors indigo and silver-grey, and the mysterious death of a young woman-which build to an emotional crescendo that is all the more powerful for the intricacy of its patterning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567925555
Publisher: Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/19/2016
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 119,498
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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