Gilgamesh by Joan London.

//Gilgamesh by Joan London.

Gilgamesh by Joan London.

Gilgamesh by Perth born author Joan London. Edith and Frances, living with their mother on a tiny farm in the south-west of Australia, are visited by their cousin and his Armenian friend. 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. 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 world, and how, like Gilgamesh, we find our way home.”

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