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Lungfish

Gray, Stephen J. (1998). Lungfish. (1 ed.) Darwin, N.T.: Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press).

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Author Gray, Stephen J.
Title Lungfish
Place of Publication Darwin, N.T.
Publisher Charles Darwin University Press (CDU Press)
Publication Year 1998
Edition 1
ISBN 9781876248345   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Total Pages 200
Language English
Field of Research 1999 - Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Abstract Alex Lungwicz is a young newly-qualified Melbourne lawyer unwilling to slot into the groove. He has left Melbourne and come to Darwin on Australia's northern frontier, to work as a 'lawman in a lawless town'. Like his half-developed namesake, the lungfish, trapped in an evolutionary glitch between water and earth, Alex feels unable to adapt to his new environment. Instead he discovers in the tropical hothouse fecundity of Darwin, that he is 'in the shark tank now'. In pellucid, elegant prose this novel chronicles the events and relationships that help him find direction.
Keyword Fiction
Northern Australia
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