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Border Districts

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
A bittersweet farewell to the world and the word by the Australian master

"The mind is a place best viewed from borderlands...."

Border Districts, purportedly the Australian master Gerald Murnane's final work of fiction, is a hypnotic, precise, and self-lacerating "report" on a life led as an avid reader, fumbling lover, "student of mental imagery", and devout believer - but a believer not in the commonplaces of religion, but rather in the luminescence of memory and its handmaiden, literature.

In Border Districts, a man moves from a capital city to a remote town in the border country, where he intends to spend the last years of his life. It is time, he thinks, to review the spoils of a lifetime of seeing, a lifetime of reading. Which sights, which people, which books, fictional characters, turns of phrase, and lines of verse will survive into the twilight? A dark-haired woman with a wistful expression? An ancestral house in the grasslands? The colors in translucent panes of glass, in marbles and goldfish and racing silks? Feeling an increasing urgency to put his mental landscape in order, the man sets to work cataloging this treasure, little knowing where his "report" will lead and what secrets will be brought to light.

Border Districts is a jewel of a farewell from one of the greatest living writers of English prose.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Border Districts: A Fiction
Author(s): Gerald Murnane
ISBN: 0-374-11575-3 / 978-0-374-11575-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Border Districts
Author(s): Gerald Murnane
ISBN: 1-911508-38-5 / 978-1-911508-38-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: And Other Stories
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January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Border Districts: A Fiction
Author(s): Gerald Murnane
ISBN: 1-250-31032-6 / 978-1-250-31032-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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November 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Border Districts
Author(s): Gerald Murnane
ISBN: 1-5252-6667-5 / 978-1-5252-6667-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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Audio Editions

April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Border Districts
Author(s): Gerald Murnane
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Border Districts
Author(s): Gerald Murnane
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Border Districts
Author(s): Gerald Murnane
ISBN: 1-978683-23-5 / 978-1-978683-23-5
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Border Districts: A Fiction
Author(s): Gerald Murnane
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Border Districts: A Fiction
Author(s): Gerald Murnane
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

January 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Border Districts
Author(s): Gerald Murnane
Publisher: And Other Stories
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April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Border Districts: A Fiction
Author(s): Gerald Murnane
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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November 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Border Districts
Author(s): Gerald Murnane
Publisher: Giramondo Publishing
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