Remembering Babylon by David Malouf

Remembering Babylon is a book by David Malouf written in 1993. It won the inaugural International Dublin Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Miles Franklin Award. The novel covers themes of isolation, language, relationships (particularly those between men), community and living on the edge (of society, consciousness, culture). Its themes evolve into a greater narrative of an English boy, Gemmy Fairley, who is marooned on a foreign land and is raised by a group of aborigines, natives to the land. When white settlers reach the area, he attempts to move back in the world of Europeans. As Gemmy wrestles with his own identity, the community of settlers struggle to deal with their fear of the unknown.

The 1233rd greatest fiction book of all time


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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Remembering Babylon Unknown Binding 21018639 $19.99 1993
Wizard Study Guide Remembering Babylon (Cambridge Wizard English Student Guides) Paperback 21363790 $4.81 2002
Remembering Babylon: A Novel Paperback 62346 $7.89 $0.95 1994
Remembering Babylon Paperback 849944 $2.90 $1.08 2006
Remembering Babylon Hardcover 1721388 $9.86 $1.71 1993
Remembering Babylon Audio CD 9064455 $4.15 $23.05 2019
Remembering Babylon Audible Audiobook 127167 $20.04 2019
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