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

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

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

'Murnane recounts his existence 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 limitless colours of friendship and romance, of the precision and endurance of reminiscence, and – it its typically 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 captivated with horse racing. He had by no means ridden a horse, nor visible a race, and he had little interest in playing. but he was once entranced by way of the photographs within the Sporting Globe, the horses' racing shades, their names—the incantation of them in radio publicizes of race observation from cities close to and much. Murnane came across in those races greater than he may possibly locate in faith or philosophy. They have been the gateway to an international of imagination.

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

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

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