The Time we have taken
by Steven Carroll
Winner of the 2008 Miles Franklin Award
That exotic tribe was us. And the time we have taken, our moment. The straight line of history has led, and was always leading, to this day and they have all been lucky enough to be alive, right now, to greet the moment. THE TIME WE HAVE TAKEN is both a meditation on the rhythms of suburban life and a luminous exploration of public and private reckoning during a time of radical change. ‘a writer worth cherishing. His prose is unfailingly assured, lyrical, poised’ – The Australian. ‘moving and indelible in its evocation of the extraordinary in ordinary lives’ – Miles Franklin Literary Award Judges.