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Something For The Pain: A Memoir of the Turf Paperback – Import, 23 September 2015

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'Vividly illuminates the arcane world of the racetrack over a period of some 70 years...It is clear that [Murnane's] creative and spiritual life is supported by the colours, metaphors and personalities of the track.'--Daily Telegraph

'Something for the Pain is not about great events. It is, however a great read.'--Inside Racing

'A memoir of horse racing that speaks of triumphs and tragedies, of the infinite shades of friendship and romance, of the precision and persistence of memory, and - it its characteristically calm, direct prose as much as its contents - of virtue.'--Times Literary Supplement, Best of 2015

About the Author

Gerald Murnane was born in Melbourne in 1939. He has been a primary teacher, an editor and a university lecturer. His debut novel, Tamarisk Row (1974), was followed by nine other works of fiction, the most recent of which is A Million Windows. In 1999 Murnane won the Patrick White Award and in 2009 he won the Melbourne Prize for Literature. He lives in western Victoria.

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  • Publisher : The Text Publishing Company (23 September 2015)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 258 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1925240371
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1925240375
  • Item Weight : 364 g
  • Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.29 x 23.11 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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Rose Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Murnane has written the perfect memoir in that he reflects himself perfectly in it
Reviewed in Australia on 15 October 2015
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Simon Cox
1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing but pain
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ian muller
5.0 out of 5 stars a fascinating glimpse into one mans world of the turf
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Mr. Kenneth J Cock
2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written and not well researched. Based upon memories ...
Reviewed in Australia on 15 January 2016
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Margaret Bates
4.0 out of 5 stars The Pain
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