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Published: 2001
No of Pages: 190
RRP: 25.95
ISBN Print: 1 876040 35 1

Flying in Silence

Shortlisted: The Age Book of the Year 2001

“Gerry Turcotte’s Flying in Silence is a book of boyhood memoirs and family secrets, yet it creates a genre all of its own. It contains an anatomy of depression and speaks of a family’s inability to cohere…it swells with compassion and a deep commitment to our life and living… musical in both its shape and function… a testament to being human.” Australian Book Review

“Discursive and poetic. It maps both a young boy’s life and the enduring nature of memory.” Sydney Morning Herald


About the Author

Gerry Turcotte

Gerry Turcotte is a writer and critic from French Canada. His first novel, Flying in Silence, was published in Canada and Australia and was shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year. His first collection of poems, Neighbourhood of Memory: Poems 1985–89, was published in London, Denmark and Australia. His most recent publications include Winterlude: Poems (Brandl & Schlesinger) and Hauntings (Five Islands Press). He was one of four writers chosen to perform with a live Jazz Ensemble at the Sydney Opera House in 2002. He also held his first solo photographic exhibition at the Wollongong City Gallery in the same year. The book based on...

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