Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh Read Gilgamesh Joan London Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Edith And Frances, Living With Their Mother On A Tiny Farm In The South West Of Australia, Are Visited By Their Cousin Leopold And His Armenian Friend Aram The Two Young Men Are Taking The Long Way Home After Working On An Archeological Dig In Iraq It Is 1937 The Modern World, They Say, Is Waiting To Erupt Among The Tales They Tell Is The Story Of Gilgamesh, The Legendary King Of Uruk In Ancient Mesopotamia Gilamesh S Great Journey Of Mourning After The Death Of His Friend Enkidu, And His Search For The Secret Of Eternal Life, Is To Resonate Through All Of Their Lives In 1939 Edith And Her Young Child Set Off On An Impossible Journey Of Their Own, To Find Themselves Trapped By The Outbreak Of War The Story Of This Journey Is The Story Of Encounters And Escapes, Of Friendship And Love, Of Loss Aqnd Acceptance Moving Between Rural Australia, London, The Caucasus And The Middle East, From The Last Days Of The First World War To The Years Following The Second, Joan London S Stunning Novel Examines What Happens When We Strike Out Into The Worlld, And How, Like Gagamesh, We Find Our Way Home From Back Cover Of Picador Book

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Gilgamesh
  • Joan London
  • English
  • 14 February 2018
  • 1843541831

10 thoughts on “Gilgamesh

  1. says:

    4.5 This was an unusual reading experience for me because I read about Edith s epic journey from privation in pre WW2 Western Australia through England to Armenia, and then attempting to escape TO Aleppo in Syria to safety I m writing this as Syria is in desperate straits, bleeding refugees from its borders whenever they can find a way out Aleppo is a place people are fleeing from.I was also reading Quicksilver by Nicolas Rothwell, which is six essays about among other things the connections 4.5 This was an unusual reading experience for me because I read about Edith s epic journey from privation in pre WW2 Western Australia through England to Armenia, and then attempting to escape TO Aleppo in Syria to safety I m writing this as Syria is in desperate straits, bleeding refugees from its borders whenever they can find a way out Aleppo is ...

  2. says:

    Even living here, the thing that s easy to forget about Australia is how vast and empty it really is Once you leave the noise and crowds of the cities and towns on the coast Australia just opens up, this massive, terrifying, beautiful wilderness In Gilgamesh, Joan London captures this feeling perfectly, portraying Australia and it s people with the weird mingling of ambivalence, awe, fear, love and disgust that is very familiar to me Gilgamesh is the story of Edith Clarke, a farmgirl growing u Even living here, the thing that s easy to forget about Australia is how vast and empty it really is Once you leave the noise and crowds of the cities and towns on the coast Australia just opens up, this massive, terrifying, beautiful wilderness In Gilgamesh, Joan London captures this feeling perfectly, portraying Australia and it s people with the weird mingling of ambivalence, awe, fear, love and disgust that is very familiar to me Gilgamesh is the story of Edith Clarke, a farmgirl growing up during the Depression in Western Australia, and her in...

  3. says:

    Sounded like an interesting story young girl from the backwoods of Australia goes on an almost epic search for the Armenian father of her young child in 1937 I enjoyed the first third of the book, learning about Edith s life in Australia and how she finally plans her escape From there however, things get bogged down by actions that don t make sense and a plotline that really doesn t go anywhere She s rescued implausibly several times, and her decision to return to Australia and the life she Sounded like an interesting story young girl from the backwoods of Australia goes on an almost epic search for the Armenian father of her young child in 1937 I enjoyed...

  4. says:

    A dream like narrative, covering three generations of a family that is pushed, like Gilgamesh, to explore worlds unknown.Ada, the matriarch, leaves her native England in the aftermath of the first world war to settle with her ex soldier husband in the wilds of Western Australia, on farmland that barely feeds them She is determined to build a new life outside of the madness of war Gilgamesh and his frie...

  5. says:

    The first part of this book, I hated Edith What a crazy Dragging a toddler not even two years old across Europe to Armenia during World War II I mean talk about the dumbest and most selfish thing anyone could do And for what For a man she barely knew But s...

  6. says:

    the women s lives in Australia and Armenia during WWII are compelling, beautifully written, but the underlying idea about Gilgamesh and Enkidu is somewhat bothersome in a way, she leaves the myth intact, suggesting that even adventuring women have lives shaped around men s real excursions.

  7. says:

    How can a book of 256 pages be successfully described as an epic I was really looking forward to this story and reading this author for the first time I was disappointed The story itself wasn t too bad, but nothing really happened I found the characters quite inconsistent and uninteresting I wasn t moved by the sisters plight or the description of the different settings Being someone who grew up near the beach in Aus, I was able to visualise their Aussie habitat, but the unimaginative d How can a book of 256 pages be successfully described as an epic I was really looking forward to this story and reading this author for the first time I was disappointe...

  8. says:

    I felt in good hands all the way through Gilgamesh This book is stylish and quietly assured I was quite surprised to learn this was London s first novel she seemed to really know what she was doing.Others have reported not liking the characters, finding them selfish and unbelievably reckless, but I didn t feel that way Perhaps because my parents took off to Delhi with me when I was 1 and I ve turned out largely OK, and perhaps because I ve also often had the urge to just drop everything and I felt in good hands all the way through Gilgamesh This book is stylish and quietly assured I was quite surprised to learn this was London s first novel she seemed to really know what she was doing.Others have r...

  9. says:

    Terrific A story so well told that I quickly grew to want the best for the characters I wanted the characters to have relief from their suffering Edith s love for her son was moving, as was her search for Jim s father I liked the historical setting of World War 2, and the character of Leopold, Edith s cousin, who was so vivid in my mind, so well portrayed The Australian setting in the Bush near Fremantle was a new setting for me The Caucasus and Aleppo, Syria were also part of the telling Terrific A story so well told that I quickly grew to want the best for the characters I wanted the characters to have relief from their suffering Edith s love for her son was moving, as was her search for Jim s father I liked the historical setting of World War 2, and the character of Leopold, Edith s cousin, who was so vivid in my mind, so well portrayed The...

  10. says:

    Interesting piece of historical fiction, mostly set in Armenia and Australia Good enough to keep reading, not good enough to make you stay up all night.

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