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"Sad, funny and moving...A wonderful book."
John Banville

'House in Gastouri for rent for 2 mths. Occupant travelling. Reasonable rent.'

In a village on the island of Corfu, alone in the cottage of a man he's never met, a young Australian actor pieces together the strange life story of the Australian writer whose house he's living in. As he explores his surroundings and makes new friends, his own life begins to appear to him like an illuminating shadowplay of his absent host's.

Set in the physical landscapes of the Greek islands, Adelaide and the suburbs of London, Robert Dessaix's second novel is about the nature of friendship, love, the ordinary and extraordinary. At its core is a perfectly placed meditation on literary landscapes - Homer, Sappho, Cavafy and Chekhov - and the part art can play in making our lives beautiful.

Praise for Corfu by Robert Dessaix

'Robert Dessaix is one of Australia's finest writers, as this sad, funny and moving novel proves.' John Banville

'Robert Dessaix is some kind of national treasure because he represents with a kind of Helpmann-like elegance and virtuosity the side of our sensibilities we publicly repress.' Australian Book Review

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Used availability for Robert Dessaix's Corfu

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Hardback Editions

March 2002 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Corfu
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 0-7432-2038-2 / 978-0-7432-2038-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

January 2001 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Corfu: A novel
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 0-330-36278-X / 978-0-330-36278-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2003 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Corfu: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 0-7432-2039-0 / 978-0-7432-2039-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2002 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: CORFU
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 0-330-36357-3 / 978-0-330-36357-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: CORFU: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
Publisher: Brio Books
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