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Main Title: The Living Sea of Waking Dreams / Richard Flanagan. Book Cover
Author: Flanagan, Richard, 1961-
Imprint: Penguin Books Australia, 2020.
Collation: hardback ; 22 cm. 285 pages ;
Subject: Australian fiction
Victorian Premier's Literary Award Nominations
Indie Book Awards nominations
ISBN: 9781760899943 1760899941
In a world of perennial fire and growing extinctions, Anna's aged mother is dying-if her three children would just allow it. Condemned by their pity to living she increasingly escapes through her hospital window into visions of horror and delight. When Anna's finger vanishes and a few months later her knee disappears, Anna too feels the pull of the window. She begins to see that all around her others are similarly vanishing, but no one else notices. All Anna can do is keep her mother alive. But the window keeps opening wider, taking Anna and the reader ever deeper into a strangely beautiful story about hope and love and orange-bellied parrots.

Victorian Premier's Literary Award Shortlist 2021
2021 Indie Book Awards Shortlist
Age Book of the year shortlist 2021
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 823.4 FLA.RIC Available