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By David Foster | Comments: ( 114 ) | Date: ( May 31, 2020 )

Winner of the Miles Franklin Award.Two of David Foster s previous books, Dog Rock and The Pale Blue Crochet Coathanger, feature the eccentric postman D Arcy D Olivieres, a great and memorable creation, and one who makes a welcome return to Foster s fiction in The Glade Within the Grove Now the retired postman of Dog Rock, D Arcy recalls a time when he was a fill in postmaWinner of the Miles Franklin Award.Two of David Foster s previous books, Dog Rock and The Pale Blue Crochet Coathanger, feature the eccentric postman D Arcy D Olivieres, a great and memorable creation, and one who makes a welcome return to Foster s fiction in The Glade Within the Grove Now the retired postman of Dog Rock, D Arcy recalls a time when he was a fill in postman at a small town called Obligna Creek There he discovers an unpublished manuscript in an old mailbag The Ballad of Erinungarah, written by Orion As D Arcy himself says, Weird piece of work Back then, 1990, I m not sure I understood the implications But I have thought about little else since D Arcy becomes obsessed by the Ballad and the events it describes, and writes The Glade Within The Grove as a gloss on the Ballad, and investigation of events that happened nearly thirty years ago namely the establishment of a commune in the late 60s, deep in the forest country of the Far South Coast, somewhere near the NSW Victorian border The valley is a paradise, populated sparsely by isolated logging and rural families It is literally stumbled upon by a famous 60s rock guitarist, Michael Ginnsy, who loses his dog in the valley, goes in to find him, is taken under the wing of two old hippies, Phryx and Gwen, who show him the way out of the inaccessible and impenetrable valley Returning to Sydney, he can t stop talking about this idyllic place, and is eventually persuaded by a motley group of people at a wake for Martin Luther King to let them join him and attempt to find the valley So they set off in the Kombi hippies, a former pin up girl, a drug dealer, junkies, rich kids looking for excitement, a Marxist In the days of the anti Vietnam movement, this disparate group are all variously pursuing alternative lives, so a commune is the obvious answer when they literally stumble again upon the valley paradise The link between country and city is forged when Attis, a foundling looked after by the logging family, and Diane, the youngest, feistiest and most radical of the city group, meet at a rodeo and instantly fall in love Then they find abandoned the hut where the old hippies Phryx and Gwen lived, and discover they were killed by a lone anti logging terrorist, who has found a Sacred Grove of 1000 year old cedars deep in the valley, and is trying to protect them from the outside world Newcomers and suspicious old timers must work together to save paradise from the madman.


  • Title: The Glade Within The Grove
  • Author: David Foster
  • ISBN: 9781857024524
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

David Foster

David Manning Foster born 15 May 1944 is an Australian novelist and scientist He has written a range of satires on the theme of the decline of Western civilization, as well as producing short stories, poetry, essays, and a number of radio plays.Foster writes in an Australian tradition of idiosyncratic satire and comedy that may be traced through the work of Joseph Furphy, Miles Franklin, Xavier Herbert and David Ireland His novels are the most wide ranging and fearless of the Australian novels that have contributed to the late twentieth century re examination of Western ideologies and the literary forms in which they are expressed Foster The Satirist of Australia by Susan Lever



Comments The Glade Within The Grove

  • Ben

    This book may be the most understated, underhanded literary slight of hand tricks I've ever read, and somehow it managed to keep me interested in its little head games until the end the final passage is one of the best pay offs I've ever worked toward. Be it said: this book is a farce - but an epic farce - a modern retelling of the ancient Hellenized Phrygian myth of Cybele and Attis set circa 1969 in a virgin old growth forest in Australia, but David Foster continually thwarts his own story, at [...]


  • Stephen Hayes

    A book about the establishment of a hippie commune in 1968/69 in southern New South Wales. The story is told by a retired postman, who discovers the manuscipt of an epic porm on the topic in the bottom of an old mail bag, The Ballad of Erinungarah . He asked a friend, Kimberley Moon, about the poem, and tried to follow up the events of 27 years previously, when the members are scattered or dead, and the children have grown up, I found it an interesting and good read, and found it particularly in [...]


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