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Night Letters

(1996)
A Journey Through Switzerland and Italy
A novel by

 
 
Winner of the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal

Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award

Every night for twenty nights in a hotel room in Venice, an Australian man recently diagnosed with an incurable disease writes a letter home to a friend. In these letters, against a rich background of earlier journeys in literature, with Dante as his imagined guide, he reflects on what it means to live a good life in the face of death.

Praise for Night Letters by Robert Dessaix

'Dessaix writes with great elegance, with passion, compassion and sly wit. Literally, a wonderful book.' John Banville

'An absolutely unique book: intelligent, funny, rich, tender at the right moments, a plum pudding of stories, observations and discoveries.' Alberto Manguel

'Night Letters is exhilarating. The goads, the teasing, the question marks fired up into the atmosphere make any passive reading of it quite impossible.' The Sydney Morning Herald

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Hardback Editions

October 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Night Letters: A Journey Through Switzerland and Italy
Author(s): Robert Dessaix, Igor Miazmov
ISBN: 0-312-16950-7 / 978-0-312-16950-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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1996 : Australia Hardback
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Title: Night letters: A journey through Switzerland and Italy
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 0-7329-0851-5 / 978-0-7329-0851-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Night Letters
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 1-925143-94-5 / 978-1-925143-94-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Brio Press
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January 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Night Letters: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 0-312-19939-2 / 978-0-312-19939-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Night Letters
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 1-900850-12-5 / 978-1-900850-12-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arcadia Books
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1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Night Letters - A journery through Switzerland and Italy (Picador)
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 0-330-35991-6 / 978-0-330-35991-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
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Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: NIGHT LETTERS
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
Publisher: Brio Books
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