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The Trout Opera Matthew Condon

The Trout Opera

Matthew Condon

Published
ISBN : 9781741666472
Paperback
582 pages
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More than ten years in the writing, this is a stunning epic novel that encompasses twentieth-century Australia. Opening with a Christmas pageant on the banks of the Snowy River in 1906 and ending with the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympics inMoreMore than ten years in the writing, this is a stunning epic novel that encompasses twentieth-century Australia. Opening with a Christmas pageant on the banks of the Snowy River in 1906 and ending with the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympics in 2000, it is the story of simple rabbiter and farmhand Wilfred Lampe who, at the end of his long life, is unwittingly swept up into the international spectacle. This dazzling story – marvelously broad in its telling and superbly crafted - is about the changing nature of the Australian character, finding the source of human decency in a mad world, history, romance, murder, bushfires, drugs, the fragile and resilient nature of the environment and the art of fly fishing.. It’s the story of a man who has experienced the tumultuous reverberations of Australian history while never moving from his birthplace on the Snowy, and it asks, what constitutes a meaningful life?