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'Unquestionably probably the most unique writers operating in Australia today.'—The Australian

'Murnane, a genius, is a necessary inheritor to Beckett.'—Teju Cole

'Something for the discomfort is Gerald Murnane at his most sensible. His meticulous exploration of his lifelong obsession with horse racing is by way of turns hilarious, relocating and profound.'—Andy Griffiths

'Murnane recounts his lifestyles via his abiding obsession with horse racing. yet you don’t need to care approximately horse racing—it’s the standard of the obsessed brain that matters.'—Ben Lerner in The New Yorker

'A author of such precision and irony...'—Lorin Stein in Paris Review

‘A memoir of horse racing that speaks of triumphs and tragedies, of the countless colours of friendship and romance, of the precision and endurance of reminiscence, and – it its ordinarily calm, direct prose up to its contents – of virtue.’—Times Literary Supplement, better of 2015

Growing up within the bush, Gerald Murnane grew to become passionate about horse racing. He had by no means ridden a horse, nor obvious a race, and he had little interest in playing. but he was once entranced by way of the images within the Sporting Globe, the horses' racing shades, their names—the incantation of them in radio announces of race observation from cities close to and much. Murnane stumbled on in those races greater than he may locate in faith or philosophy. They have been the gateway to a global of imagination.

Murnane is like no different author, and Something for the ache is like no different Murnane booklet. during this distinctive and spellbinding memoir, he tells the tale of his existence throughout the lens of horse racing. it's candid, witty and moving—a deal with for fans of literature and of the turf.

Gerald Murnane was born in Melbourne in 1939. His acclaimed debut novel, Tamarisk Row, was once released in 1974 and used to be by way of 9 different works of fiction, the newest of that is A Million Windows. In 1999 Murnane gained the Patrick White Award and in 2009 he received the Melbourne Prize for Literature.

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