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The great inland sea

a novel
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MacAdam/Cage Pub. , San Francisco, CA
Australians -- United States -- Fiction., Maternal deprivation -- Fiction., Mothers -- Death -- Fiction., Horse grooms -- Fiction., Horse racing -- Fiction., Race horses -- Fiction., Australia -- Fic

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Australia, United S

Statementby David Francis.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9619.4.F73 G74 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination247 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3301160M
ISBN 101596921161
LC Control Number2004030829

David Francis' stark, beautifully crafted debut novel, "The Great Inland Sea," takes its title from a vast desert-like area in Australia's New South Wales. This harsh, dry land was once, (hundreds of millions of years ago), a Great Inland Sea, where shells and fossilized sea creatures can still be found/5(8).

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/5.

"The Inland Sea still gleams with the freshness of discovery. Years ago it was often called one of the great travel books, and so it seems today."―The National Post "A welcome reissue of the book Richie published inwhich has been celebrated as a classic in travel literature."―Thomas BeVier, Foreword Reviews Winter IssueCited by: 7.

The Great Inland Sea User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Set in Australia and America in the late s and early s, this is the story of Day, a young Aussie growing up in the stark outback. Day forsakes his family's farm at the age of 12, stricken by Read full review.

David Francis' stark, beautifully crafted debut novel, The Great Inland Sea, takes its title from a vast desert-like area in Australia's New South harsh, dry land was once, (hundreds of millions of years ago), a Great Inland Sea, where shells and fossilized sea creatures can still be found.

The Great Inland Sea. David Francis book reviews: general fiction chick lit/romance sci-fi/fantasy graphic novels nonfiction audio books author interviews children's books @ DVD reviews @ Lake Superior to the Sea: An Inland Water Voyage on the Great Lakes and Far-Famed St.

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From the blurb, I was prepared for an historical story about explorer John Oxley travailing the wilderness of central Australia in the 19th century, searching for water and the myth of the inland sea, but rather than this being the central tenet of the story, it is only a touchstone 4/5(41).

At The Inland Sea book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. On a seemingly ordinary day the extraordinary happens. As a studen /5(2). The Western Interior Seaway (also called the Cretaceous Seaway, the Niobraran Sea, the North American Inland Sea, and the Western Interior Sea) was a large inland sea that existed during the mid- to late Cretaceous period as well as the very early Paleogene, splitting the continent of North America into two landmasses, Laramidia to the west and Appalachia to the east.

The Western Interior Seaway formed about million years ago when the mountains that now define western North America lifted up as a result of tectonic forces. Those same forces flexed the land east of the mountain range downward. Waters from the Arctic Sea and the Tethys Sea (now the Gulf of Mexico) flowed in to fill the lowlands.

“The Inland Sea is a nearly landlocked, lakelike body of water bounded by three of Japan’s four major islands. It is entered through but four narrow straits, three opening to the south into the Pacific Ocean and one—called Kammon or Barrier Gate—to the west into the narrow sea that separates Japan from Korea and the rest of Asia."/5.

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The Great Inland Sea accepts that onus and tries to redeem something from it. For a novel that forgoes the complicated literary devices of metaphor, symbol, allegory, and the like, the image of the great inland sea does most of the work.

Witness the following dialogue from a scene in which Day is bringing Callie, his American girlfriend, to. Two centuries earlier, her great-great-great-great-grandfather the British explorer John Oxley traversed the wilderness of Australia in search of water.

Oxley never found the inland sea, but the myth was taken up by other men, and over the years, search. About The Book “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.

'The Great Inland Sea' is an evocative story of grace and compassion, of a boys loss and enduring hope as he endeavors to forge connections with the world around him. It marks David Francis as a powerful new literary : Macadam/Cage Publishing.

"The Inland Sea still gleams with the freshness of discovery. Years ago it was often called one of the great travel books, and so it seems today."—The National Post "A welcome reissue of the book Richie published inwhich has been celebrated as a classic in travel literature."—Thomas BeVier, Foreword Reviews Winter Issue.

The Great inland Sea is one of those books that tattoos you. The scene where Day watches his mother die is just one extraordinary example. Strange, fascinating, wrenching, uncanny.

The author of this book time and again depicts scenes where the reader at once meets the /5. The Great Inland Ocean For over sixty million years during the Cretaceous Period, much of eastern Montana was underwater, covered by an vast inland sea.

As the Rocky Mountains formed to the west, it created a broad, flat coastal plain that was home to many different species of dinosaurs. Indeed, the long life of the sea saw.

The myth of 'the inland sea' was taken up by other men, and over the years search parties walked out into the desert, dying as they tried to find it.

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Two centuries later, Oxley's great-great-great granddaughter is reeling from her own self-destructive obsessions - drinking heavily, sleeping with strangers, wandering Sydney's streets at night. Our narrator is the great-great-great-granddaughter of British explorer John Oxley, who scoured the Australian continent to find an apocryphal “inland sea”.

Set in a sequestered part of Lake Champlain known as the Inland Sea, this book is about the people and families who have spent their lives there.

Paul Brearley, part owner of Osprey Island, is a handsome, athletic, successful young minister with a beautiful wife and son.

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Free shipping in the US. Discount books. Let the stories live on. Affordable books. The Inland Sea, named after a mythical island that 19th-century explorers believed to be somewhere in central Australia, is a stylish cli-fi novel, exploring what it means to believe in something; a tale of surviving moral imperfections and damage done throughout history.

For a novel that is haunted by the need to acquire “some much needed. David A. Nichols is a history professor at Indiana State University, and a specialist in Native American and frontier American history. He is currently completing his third book, Peoples of the Inland Sea: Native Americans and Newcomers in the Great Lakes Region,and working on a study of the economic history of the his spare time he likes to read, play designer /5.

Accessible and creative, Peoples of the Inland Sea is destined to become a classroom staple and a classic in Native American history. David Andrew Nichols is a professor of history at Indiana State University.

He is the author of two previous books on Native American history, Red Gentlemen and White Savages () and Engines of Diplomacy (). First published inThe Inland Sea is a lucid, tender voyage of discovery and self-revelation.

Donald Richie is the foremost authority on Japanese culture and cinema with 40+ books in print. "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

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Considered his best work by many, including the author himself, is The Inland Sea (), a poetic travelogue detailing several months in the lates spent voyaging amongst the islands and coastal towns of the stretch of water that separates three of Japan’s main islands, Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku.

Stone Bridge Press’s reissue, the.In Nichols’s hands, Native, French, American, and English sources combine to tell this important story in a way as imaginative as it is bold. Accessible and creative, Peoples of the Inland Sea is destined to become a classroom staple and a classic in Native American history."Mortimer chronicles three centuries of inquiry into Lake Michigan from the Native Americans, who called it Michigani (Great Waters), to the French explorers, whose first recorded observations date from the s, to present-day scientists, who use satellite views of the Great Lakes from outer space." "Lake Michigan in Motion is a source of information for amateur naturalists, students.