Sunlight – by Garry Kinnane

Sunlight – The Shadowed Days Trilogy.  2020

Garry Kinnane’s memoir trilogy – Shadowed Days: fragments of a Melbourne Boyhood; Fare Thee Well, Hoddle Grid; and Time of Arrival – are now published in a single volume.

SHADOWED DAYS
Shadowed Days glows with humanity, with an understanding and wisdom born of privation and endurance. Tom Petsinis

FARE THEE WELL, HODDLE GRID
… this wise and melancholy book mingles exhilaration and elegy … The Australian
… [a] quietly moving tale of a working class boy’s search for love and life beyond the confines of the world he grew up in. Sydney Morning Herald

TIME OF ARRIVAL
… a meditation about travel as a defining part of living: be it living in the Cretan port of Chania, mixing with the local and ex-pat community and learning about writing, or moving to England, going to Oxford and being taught literature along the way. [Kinnane’s] description of time with William Empson or attending the lectures of E.P. Thompson are vivid and memorable. Sydney Morning Herald

GARRY KINNANE is the author of George Johnston: A Biography (winner of The Age Book-of-the-Year 1986) and Colin Colahan: A Portrait. Shadowed Days was shortlisted for the 2009 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards for non-fiction.