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Montebello

(2012)
A non fiction book by

 
 
The follow-on to the best-selling The Shark Net

"Listen to me," my mother says. "They've let off an atom bomb today. Right here in W.A. Atom bombs worry the blazes out of me, and I want you at home."

In the sleepy and conservative 1950s the British began a series of nuclear tests in the Montebello archipelago off the west coast of Australia. Even today, few people know about the three huge atom bombs that were detonated there, but they lodged in the consciousness of the young Robert Drewe and would linger with him for years to come.

In this moving sequel to The Shark Net, and with his characteristic frankness, humour, and cinematic imagery, Drewe travels to the Montebellos to visit the territory that has held his imagination since childhood. He soon finds himself overtaken by memories and reflections on his own "islomania".

In the aftermath of both man-made and natural events that have left a permanent mark on the Australian landscape and psyche - from nuclear tests and the mining boom to shark attacks along the coast - Drewe examines how comfortable and familiar terrain can quickly become a site of danger, and how regeneration and love can emerge from chaos and loss.

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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: Montebello
Author(s): Drewe Robert
ISBN: 0-14-104930-8 / 978-0-14-104930-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Montebello
Author(s): Robert Drewe
ISBN: 0-670-89347-1 / 978-0-670-89347-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Montebello
Author(s): Robert Drewe
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


February 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Montebello
Author(s): Robert Drewe
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Montebello
Author(s): Robert Drewe
Publisher: e-penguin
Availability: Amazon CA