Vertigo, Amanda Lohrey
Amanda Lohrey


98 printed pages
Luke and Anna, thirty-something and restless, decide on a sea change. Worn down by city life and wounded by a loss neither can talk about, they flee to a sleepy village by the coast. There, surrounded by nature, they begin to feel rejuvenated. But when bushfire threatens their new home, they must confront what they have tried to put behind them.

Vertigo is a fable of love and awakening by one of Australia's finest writers, about the unexpected way emotions can return and life can change.

“A carefully crafted little gem of a book” – The Advertiser

“Lohrey achieves a kind of perfection” – The Sydney Morning Herald

“Extraordinarily vivid and compelling… A stunning and memorable novella” – The Age

Vertigo will keep you up much too late but it’s worth a one-sitting read.” – The West Australian

Amanda Lohrey is the author of the novella Vertigo (2008) and of the short story collection Reading Madame Bovary (2010), which won the Fiction Prize and the Steele Rudd Short Story Award in the 2011 Queensland Literary Awards. Her most recent novel is The Philosopher's Doll (2004), which was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
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gillian09980has quoted2 months ago
He could feel the future coming towards him, indeed it was almost at his door, and it was not what he had hoped for.
graciegeehas quoted8 months ago
mournful bird cry
Natalie Daniele
Natalie Danielehas quotedlast year
There are birds in the city, but in the city you rarely notice them; there is too much urban jazz in the air: the drone of jets roaring in, the manic whine of sirens or the thumping bass line of a neighbour’s latest dance-music craze.

- Auditory imagery

- Distinct imagery with cumulative build up to develop the scene

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