The boy in the Green Suit download free [PDF and Ebook] by Robert Hillman

The boy in the Green Suit download free [PDF and Ebook] by Robert Hillman year 2009
  • Book name: The boy in the Green Suit
  • Author: Robert Hillman
  • Release date: 2009/6/9
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Travel and Holiday Guides
  • ISBN: 9781921372513
  • Rating: 8.95 of 10
  • Votes: 503
  • Review by: Elora Minor
  • Review rating: 9.65 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/13
  • Total pages: 240
  • Includes a PDF summary of 23 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Here is an unusual and beautifully written Australian memoir destined to become a classic that captures the vulnerability and ardour of youth, and the fragility and strength of parental love. It is 1965. Robert Hillman, a mere 16 years old, is planning an extraordinary adventure. Deserted by his mother, disliked by his stepmother, and puzzled by his father, Bobby needs comforting. His life in rural Victoria has offered no solace; his job at Melbourne's Myer Emporium, selling ladies' slippers, offers no prospects. So he does what any confused and lonely teenager would do- he escapes. Boarding a ship bound for Ceylon, he begins his search for paradise, inspired by his father's stories of a fabled island in the Indian Ocean. Bobby sets sail in a green suit, carrying a suitcase full of books and a typewriter. He has no money, no return ticket and, seemingly, no worries. He images the island he is heading for to be inhabited by beautiful, full-breasted women who will caress him while he writes prize-winning stories in the style of Chekhov. What follows is an account - by turns heart-breakingly tender and side-splittingly funny - of an innocent abroad. Put ashore not in Ceylon but in Athens, Bobby barters his way to Istanbul, Tehran, and Kuwait, lurching from slums and brothels to an implausible job at a ritzy hotel in Shiraz and then a jail term on the Pakistan border. All the while, Hilman's odyssey has been part of a larger family drama. Woven through his story is his father's tale of struggle and sorrow. As the mature writer now realises, 'I booked a ticket on a ship to install myself in a story my father had begun in his imagination.' The Boy in the Green Suit is an unforgettable, bitter-sweet tale of the artist as a bewildered young man.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H31M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Travel Writing, Memoirs
  • Available formats: TCR, DOC, EPUB, HTMLZ, WORD, PDF, TXT, TXTz. Compressed in RPM, JAR, RAR, CAB, LHA, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 18.50 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x197x19mm
  • Weight: 232g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Carlton North, Australia

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