13 May 2004
Published by Atlantic Books
‘A beautifully written meditation on life and loss’ Harpers & Queen
Winner of the Age Fiction Book of the Year
Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award
Gilgamesh is the epic story of a mother’s search for the father of her child – from Australia to Armenia via England and Mesopotamia – all under the shadow of an imminent, and soon to be very real, World War II. Narrated in a clear, poetic voice, it is a portrayal of the different journeys we choose to take through life and what happens when ordinary people get caught up in extraordinary, seismic events.
A bestseller in its native Australia, Gilgamesh was awarded the Age Fiction Book of the Year and shortlisted for the prestigious Miles Franklin award alongside Tim Winton and Richard Flanagan.