About the book
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.
Reviewed by Everton Reading Group:
Held some readers in thrall. Although the story was rather improbable in places regarding the war, the plight of the main characters – Enid and Jim – was believable. We felt we should find out more about Gilgamesh.
Star rating: ***+