The City of Quartz

The City of Quartz

by Ian Irvine

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 25/05/2016

 

Rowan Sweeney is a thirty-three year old perpetual student with relationship and vocational issues. Out of desperation he takes a job with Douglass Green - a Doctor of 'something or other', publisher of 'curios', and New Age therapist living in Central Victoria. Rowan soon discovers Green has a hidden agenda involving Neo-Druidism, Alchemy, cricket, music, obscure languages, and a quantum computer. Asked to write a biography about Abraham Isles, 'an important 19th Century convict-mystic', Rowan quickly realises he's in over his head ... literally.

The novel is partially set in an Alternative Australia where the European colonisation of the continent took a different path early in the 1830s. The novel explores themes related to: the place of creativity in life and society, the impact of colonisation on indigenous peoples, New Science notions of self-identity, creativity and physical reality, and the age old conflict between Materialism and sacred views of the cosmos. It is also a story about love and assuming adult responsibilities in our complex post-modern world.

ISBN:
9780646956329
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
25-05-2016
Publisher:
Peter\Wiseman
Country of origin:
Australia
Dimensions (mm):
99x99x32mm
Ian Irvine

Ian Irvine is a marine scientist and fantasy writer who has written twenty-six novels.

His three fantasy series, The View from the Mirror, The Well of Echoes and Song of the Tears, are international bestsellers.

He has also written a near-future eco-thriller trilogy about catastrophic climate change, Human Rites, recently republished in an updated edition, plus eleven novels for children in the Runcible Jones, Sorcerer's Tower and Grim and Grimmer series.

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