Best Read [David Francis] ☆ The Great Inland Sea || [Crime Book] PDF ↠

By David Francis | Comments: ( 108 ) | Date: ( Mar 30, 2020 )

The Great Inland Sea is a novel about a boy who escapes the scorched landscape of his youth and returns as an adult to nurse his ailing father, discovering the secrets buried there David Francis s debut novel tells a story of a boy s loss and enduring hope as he endeavors to forge connections with the world around him After witnessing his mother s death, Day flees his The Great Inland Sea is a novel about a boy who escapes the scorched landscape of his youth and returns as an adult to nurse his ailing father, discovering the secrets buried there David Francis s debut novel tells a story of a boy s loss and enduring hope as he endeavors to forge connections with the world around him After witnessing his mother s death, Day flees his remote family farm in New South Wales to become caretaker of a racehorse named Unusual, with whom he travels to America On the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Day falls in love with Callie, a tough and ambitious young American who wants to be the first licensed woman jockey Their destructive love ultimately leads him back to the Riverina, where he began, and where his past reveals itself in ways that even he would never have imagined.


  • Title: The Great Inland Sea
  • Author: David Francis
  • ISBN: 9781596921801
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

David Francis

David Francis, based in Los Angeles where he works for the Norton Rose Fulbright law firm, spends part of each year back on his family s farm in Australia He is the author of The Great Inland Sea, published to acclaim in seven countries, and Stray Dog Winter, Book of the Year in The Advocate, winner of the American Library Association Barbara Gittings Prize for Literature, and a LAMBDA Literary Award Finalist He has taught creative writing at UCLA, Occidental College, and in the Masters of Professional Writing program at USC His short fiction and articles have appeared in publications including Harvard Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Southern California Review, Best Australian Stories, Australian Love Stories, and The Rattling Wall He is Vice President of PEN Center USA.



Comments The Great Inland Sea

  • Chris

    The Great Inland Sea is the outback of New South Wales and it's not a happy or hospitable place. OBTW Day, the principal character, can't swim either so factor that into your metaphorical allusions. Day, as a young boy flees from Australia and a rather traumatic upbringing and escapes to America. He sells his horse to escape his home and ends up training and grooming them in America where he meets his troubled soulmate-Callie. Lots of family secrets in this dysfunctional family. This is a rather [...]


  • Eliza

    I don't usually give such good ratings but Agapanthus Tango really blew me away and completely exceeded my expectations. It was an exceptionally well-written and well-crafted novel, about life, love, relationships, identity, and the past.The story follows Day's journey of discovering his past and understanding what happened to his mother, and why. The first part of the book alternates between his present life in America and flashbacks of his youth, setting a perfect atmosphere of mystery which w [...]


  • Lisa

    The prose in this short novel is taut and spare, so much so that much of the story has to be deduced from intelligent guesswork.All the characters are damaged, but Darwin, the narrator's father on his deathbed seems the most human. Day's mother, a gentle and cultured Viennese Jew, married him in Europe, and went mad in the Australian outback. What seemed to Day to be cruelty was Darwin's inept way of caring for her. The plot shifts between Maude in the Riverina and Frances on the horse circuit i [...]


  • Gail

    I'm still thinking about this book. It surprised me. I did not expect to enjoy a book, despite its incredibly well-described detail and images, that seemed to take place in the East Coast horse world of 1950s. It quickly went backwards in time and grabbed me, with the story of immigrants/pioneers in Australia's outback desert. The sad luck stories and traits with which Francis imbues his characters create a terrific piece of literature. I got wrapped up in the (mainly) awful lives of his charact [...]


  • Laura

    Just okay. The book is well written: the descriptions of the rugged Australian setting are poetic and deeply evocative(and were by far my favorite part of the book) but the story and characters just didn't grab me. Not one I would ever re-read.


  • Stephanie

    A lyrical novel published by SF-based MacAdam Cage that is set where I grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It's about training and riding horses. I met the author, an Australian lawyer, at a reading downtown a few years ago. I've been meaning to read this ever since. Maybe this summer??


  • Henry Park

    I met the author David Francis at my yoga class. Since then we've become good friends. He is a great author and this is a start to great career in fictional writing. He's a lawyer turned writer. Very touching story.


  • Gina Whitlock

    Lyrical story of a young boy who was aware of his father's cruelty to his mother while she was dying. They live with so many secrets and he must visit his father when he's old to discover the truth before he can seriously start his own life journey.


  • Bronwyn Rykiert

    This was our first book club book and I chose it. The story was okay.


  • Jenny

    I loved this little gem. Spare, capturing scenes, emotions, relationships in a beautiful way. Maybe not a 5, but above a 4!


  • Amanda

    boy falls in love, spends years uncovering mystery of dead mother and dying father


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