Hafan Llyfrau Basged Man Talu Fy Nghyfrif Cymorth Cynigion Arbennig Cysylltu   English  
Dod o Hyd i Siop Lyfrau
Gwybodaeth Lyfryddol
Rifling Paradise
Jem Poster
ISBN: 9780340822951 (0340822953)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi: Mai 2007  Cyhoeddwr: Sceptre
Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 194x128 mm, 326 tudalen Iaith: Saesneg Archebir yn ôl y galw Ein Pris: £7.99   
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Wrth i gamau gwag y gorffennol ddod i'r amlwg i'r perchennog tir Charles Redbourne, caiff ei alltudio o Loegr i Awstralia, ac yno mae'n bwriadu gwneud ei farc fel naturiaethwr. Caiff ei fywyd ei newid yn syfrdanol pan mae'n cwrdd â merch benderfynol ac artistig ei letywr. Ond daw'r tro pedol arswydus pan mae ar daith yn y Mynydd Glas.

When past indiscretions catch up with Charles Redbourne, a minor English landowner, he is propelled from England to Australia, where he plans to make his mark as a naturalist. There, his life begins to change dramatically when he meets his host's wayward, artistic daughter. But it is on an expedition in the Blue Mountain that events take a terrifying turn.
Steeped in the traditions of myth and allegory, Jem Poster’s second novel is a gripping read.

Tainted by sin but untouched by remorse, Victorian aristocrat Charles Redbourne seeks to escape his past and due retribution by going to Australia to pursue his childhood ambition to be a naturalist. Instead, his journey proves to be a gruelling personal odyssey that brings him into contact with the savage beauty of the Australian landscape, the spiritual beliefs of the Aboriginal people and a cast of characters who either help or hinder him on a quest that requires him to face demons, both within and without, and to review all the values and beliefs that have underpinned his life.

Poster’s characters are at once recognizable archetypes and finely-wrought individuals: the dissolute aristocrat Redbourne; Vane, the colonial businessman of questionable character; the isolated Eleanor, who might or might not be mad; the bully Bullen; Preece, the white immigrant who has chosen to live simply with nature rather than to fight to subdue it; and his half-Aboriginal son, Billy, the innocent who guides Redbourne on his trip into the valley of darkness.

Imagery and metaphor are strong here, particularly in the haunting depiction of the primordial Eden of the Australian landscape and the striking portrayal of the deeply hallucinatory state of the fevered mind, drifting in and out of lucidity and confusing dream, nightmare, vision and reality. This is a great story with some truly memorable moments.

Suzy Ceulan Hughes

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