Inland (Paperback)

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Wandering and contemplative as a landscape painting, Murnane explores the boundaries between memory and fiction, here and elsewhere, present and past. Windows become mirrors become the imagination. Echoes of Bronte and Hardy dance on the winds of these Australian grasslands.

— Sarah G.

Our contemporary Proust is a strange Australian man who can’t drink water without vinegar in it, has typed all his novels with only his right index finger, and is entirely inimitable in his ability to focus clearly and exhaustively on mental imagery and landscape to its most absurd lengths in the realm of fiction—whatever “fiction” is.

— Kyle


Is it possible to fall in love with a correspondent based entirely on a fascination with his or her handwriting, with a map of the country they live in, with the syllables of their name? What about, then, a fictional character, in a book about a country one has never, and will never, visit?

Product Details
ISBN: 9781564787170
ISBN-10: 1564787176
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date: July 3rd, 2012
Pages: 169
Language: English