A nameless young man arrives on the plains and begins to document the strange and rich culture of the plains families. As his story unfolds, the novel becomes, in the words of Murray Bail, 'a mirage of landscape, memory, love and literature itself'.
'A piece of imaginative writing so remarkably sustained that it is a subject for meditation rather than a mere reading...In the depths and surfaces of this extraordinary fable you will see your inner self eerily reflected again and again.' Sydney Morning Herald
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everything is retrospective and reflexive: ""Where else but on the plains could a new publishing house establish in a few years a substantial prosperity and widespread reputation by issuing almost exclusively long treatises investigating the choice of images used by the authors of those provoking...Aug 01 1985 | Read Full Review of The Plains (New Issues Poetry...