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Holden's Performance

(1987)
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Holden's Performance is the story of Holden Shadbolt, a guileless and matter-of-fact innocent as he passes through the cities and landscape of Australia. His reassuring silent presence and photographic memory make him useful to men of power and women who appear to need his protection. He is surrounded by larger than life figures whose exploits and adventures Holden follows—ex-Corporal Frank 'Bloodnut' McBee, the scrap dealer who woos his mother; his uncle Vern, a shortsighted proofreader who likes facts and eating newspaper with is breakfast cereal; and the crippled artist Harriet, whose twists and curves appeal to Holden as he holds to his own unswervingly straight lines.


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Hardback Editions

September 1987 : UK Hardback

Title: Holden's Performance
Author(s): Murray Bail
ISBN: 0-571-14826-3 / 978-0-571-14826-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

May 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Holden's Performance: A Novel
Author(s): Murray Bail
ISBN: 0-312-42080-3 / 978-0-312-42080-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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December 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Holden's Performance (Panther)
Author(s): Murray Bail
ISBN: 1-86046-592-7 / 978-1-86046-592-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 1989 : UK Paperback

Title: Holden's Performance
Author(s): Murray Bail
ISBN: 0-571-15200-7 / 978-0-571-15200-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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March 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Holden's Performance
Author(s): Murray Bail
ISBN: 0-14-010883-1 / 978-0-14-010883-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


1987 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Holden's Performance
Author(s): Murray Bail
ISBN: 1-875847-68-5 / 978-1-875847-68-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Ltd.
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Kindle Editions

July 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Holden's Performance: A Novel
Author(s): Murray Bail
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA