When Colts Ran

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When Colts Ran

When Colts Ran In this sweeping epic of friendship toil hope and failed promise multi award winning author Roger McDonald follows the story of Kingsley Colts as he chases the ghost of himself through the decades

  • Title: When Colts Ran
  • Author: Roger McDonald
  • ISBN: 9781864710410
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this sweeping epic of friendship, toil, hope and failed promise, multi award winning author Roger McDonald follows the story of Kingsley Colts as he chases the ghost of himself through the decades, and in and out of the lives and affections of the citizens of The Isabel , a slice of Australia scattered with prospectors, artists, no hopers and visionaries Against thisIn this sweeping epic of friendship, toil, hope and failed promise, multi award winning author Roger McDonald follows the story of Kingsley Colts as he chases the ghost of himself through the decades, and in and out of the lives and affections of the citizens of The Isabel , a slice of Australia scattered with prospectors, artists, no hopers and visionaries Against this spacious backdrop of sheep stations, timeless landscapes and the Five Alls pub, men play out their fates, conduct their rivalries and hope for the best Major Dunc Buckler, misplaced genius and authentic ratbag , scours the country for machinery in a World War that will never find him Wayne Hovell, slave to moral duty , carries the physical and emotional scars of Colts s early rebellion, but also finds himself the keeper of his redemption Normie Powell, son of a rugby playing minister, finds his own mysticism as a naturalist, while warm hearted stock dealer Alan Hooke longs for understanding in a house full of women They are men shaped by the obligations and expectations of a previous generation, all striving to define themselves in their own language, on their own terms When Colts Ran , written in Roger McDonald s rich and piercingly observant style, in turns humorous and hard bitten, charts the ebb and flow of human fortune, and our fraught desire to leave an indelible mark on society and those closest to us It shows how loyalties shape us in the most unexpected ways It is the story of how men strike at beauty as they fall to the earth.

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    1. Lisa on said:

      The last time I lost myself so comprehensively in a book was about 30 years ago when I read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. For three or four days, I didn’t do anything else except read it, completely absorbed by a world utterly unlike my own. Reading When Colts Ran, just shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, hasn’t been quite so all-encompassing, but since I picked it up from the library yesterday I’ve been lost in a rural world of men and boys who live a lifestyle as alien to me as th [...]

    2. Jennifer (JC-S) on said:

      ‘Isabel Junction was a town of rusting metal roofs and termite-eaten verandah posts emblematic of the Australian scene.’This novel is the story both of Kingsley Colts, and of a part of rural Australia – ‘the Isabel’ - between the early 1940s and the year 2000. There are other main characters as well, but it is Colt’s life we follow most closely from adolescence to old age. Colts is often a spectator rather than a participant, but it is his presence and sometimes the consequences of h [...]

    3. Nicole on said:

      Sadly, I only gave this book to page 12. The writing is very poetic but I just could not get into it. Not sure if it's just bad timing or I was having a brain explosion when I picked up a book about the Australian outback and war.

    4. Peter Spence on said:

      The disjointed style and the lack of a credible conclusion marred my enjoyment of the novel.

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