Question 7

Question 7

Biography & True Stories, Literary Biographies
Hardback Published on: 30/05/2024
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Synopsis

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan comes this virtuoso encomium to his native Tasmania and his family, taking in atomic physics and Hiroshima, all rendered in exquisite, masterly prose.

Hatchards Non-Fiction Book of the Month 2024

Synopsis

Who loves longer?

Beginning at a love hotel by Japan’s Inland Sea and ending by a river in Tasmania, Question 7 is about the choices we make about love and the chain reaction that follows.

By way of H. G. Wells and Rebecca West’s affair, through 1930s nuclear physics, to Flanagan’s father working as a slave labourer near Hiroshima when the atom bomb is dropped, this daisy chain of events reaches fission when a young man finds himself trapped in a rapid on a wild river, not knowing if he is to live or to die.

Flanagan has created a love song to his island home and his parents and the terrible past that delivered him to that place. Through a hypnotic melding of dream, history, science and memory it shows how our lives so often arise out of the stories of others and the stories we invent about ourselves.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784745677
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 391g
  • Dimensions: 224 x 145 x 27 mm

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Question 7
The Booker Winner's Best Book to Date
Richard Flanagan is the author of some eight novels: his debut “Death of a River Guide” is about a man facing death trapped by a rock in Tasmania’s Frankli... READ MORE
Graham Fulcher
Question 7
Amazing writing, addictive prose
HG Wells meets a young woman and begins a torrid affair that influences his later writing. A talented scientist realises that the power of the atom could ... READ MORE
Jo-anne Atkinson