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After his human-rights activist wife is slaughtered with her little son in Sri Lanka, Ravi flees to Sydney, Australia, where he faces prejudice as he applies for asylum and gets a job in computers with a big travel company. Laura works for the company as a tourism writer, having returned home from London, where Australia, with stars, aborigines, and cities so secondhand they need the outback, is regarded as exotic. More than all the multiple personal intricacies in Ravi’s and Laura’s alternating narratives, the contemporary work scene will grab readers—the corporate drivel (Moral indignation is not managerial), the office politics with the daily e-mails, the technician who installs new software and cannot explain how to use it. Best of all is the wry take on tourists. As a travel writer, Laura knows they do not want ordinary life: That is what they were on holiday from. Forget the unwilling travelers like Ravi, the soldiers, and the millions made homeless. This ironic, contemporary view of finding home makes for heartfelt drama. --Hazel Rochman

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"This is a novel unlike any other I have read....Questions of Travel is about uprootedness and travel, about tourism and flight from terror, about the trivial and the terrible....It seems to proceed with an uncanny lightness, in glimpses and sudden shifts. De Kretser is a master storyteller and again and again prepares small--and large--shocks that explode tens of pages later, and cannot be given away."--A.S. Byatt, Guardian

"Studded with fine and funny writing, bursts of affecting drama, and disarming images."--New York Times Book Review

"Questions of Travel should ensure her place as a serious international novelist of the first rank."--Economist

"De Kretser's brilliantly observed new novel explores the meaning of travel....She offers deadly darts of observation that puncture clichés and deflate false enthusiasm. In the end she leaves you flat on the ground, possessed of harder truths."--Publisher's Weekly (Boxed Review)

"Exquisite, haunting....As she traces Laura's and Ravi's lives over four decades, de Kretser's style is poetic, indelible, and often breathtaking in its beauty."--Library Journal (Starred Review)

"Questions of Travel is that gleaming thing that makes everything around it seem dull in comparison. It's one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read."--The Globe and Mail

"De Kretser writes movingly of the sudden attachments and partings that mark her characters' peripatetic lives. And her evocations of place are wonderfully precise... Even as she evokes the pleasures of travel, however, de Kretser wants us to think about its underlying meaning and purpose... She raises profound questions-is the connectedness of modern life an improvement over the rootedness of old? Is any attempt to confront a foreign culture fated to end in dubious simplifications?-but like all the best novelists, she leaves the answers up to her readers." -David Evans, The Independent on Sunday

"As surprising as it is ambitious, Questions of Travel is a satisfying journey through the dislocations of contemporary life." -Arminta Wallace, Irish Times

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  • File Size: 1342 KB
  • Print Length: 481 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (May 14, 2013)
  • Publication Date: May 14, 2013
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008TUAIGE
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