The Acolyte (novel)
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|Publisher||Angus and Robertson|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Preceded by||A Boat Load of Home Folk|
|Followed by||A Kindness Cup|
It is told in the first person by “the acolyte,” Paul Vesper. The novel traces the career of a fictional Australian musician and composer named Jack Holberg. Beginning in obscurity as a piano player in Grogbusters, a dreary little Queensland town, the blind Holberg eventually gains international recognition as a composer. Vesper, who had met Holberg during his less renowned period, gives up an engineering career to serve the great man—in a sense, to become his eyes.
|Awards and achievements|
The Unknown Industrial Prisoner
|Miles Franklin Award recipient
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