House in Gastouri for rent for 2 mths. Occupant travelling. Reasonable
rent.'In a village on the island of Corfu, alone in the cottage of a man
he's never met, a young Australian actor pieces together the strange life
story of the writer whose house he's living in. As he explores his
surroundings and makes new friends in Corfu, his own life begins to appear
to him like an illuminating shadow-play of his absent host's.Set in the
physical landscapes of the Greek islands, Adelaide and the suburbs of
London, Robert Dessaix's second novel is about friendship, love, the
ordinary and extraordinary. Yet at its core is a perfectly placed
meditation on literary landscapes-Homer, Sappho, Cavafy and Chekhov-and the
part art can play in making our lives beautiful.

Robert Dessaix—Corfu - A Novel

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