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What Days Are For

(2014)
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Witty, acerbic, insightful musings from Robert Dessaix, one of Australia's finest writers.

One Sunday night in Sydney, Robert Dessaix collapses in a gutter in Darlinghurst, and is helped to his hotel by a kind young man wearing a T-shirt that says FUCK YOU. What follows are weeks in hospital, tubes and cannulae puncturing his body, as he recovers from the heart attack threatening daily to kill him.

While lying in the hospital bed, Robert chances upon Philip Larkin's poem 'Days'. What, he muses, have his days been for? What and who has he loved - and why?

This is vintage Robert Dessaix. His often surprisingly funny recollections range over topics as eclectic as intimacy, travel, spirituality, enchantment, language and childhood, all woven through with a heightened sense of mortality.

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Hardback Editions

February 2015 : Australia Hardback
thumbTitle: What Days Are For
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 0-85798-576-0 / 978-0-85798-576-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Random House Australia
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

December 2015 : Australia Paperback
thumbTitle: What Days Are For: A Memoir
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 0-85798-901-4 / 978-0-85798-901-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Random House Australia
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2015 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: What Days Are for
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 1-4587-6635-7 / 978-1-4587-6635-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2014 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: What Days are for
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
ISBN: 1-4596-9090-7 / 978-1-4596-9090-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: What Days Are For
Author(s): Robert Dessaix
Publisher: RHA eBooks Adult
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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