Author Jonathan Gair takes readers on an adventure of discovery and enlightenment alongside a richly drawn character

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New Novel Takes Readers to the Marvels of “The Flat Plateau”.

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The journey of Hugh Amberbottom through life continues in “The Flat Plateau”. Written by Jonathan Gair, this novel recreates the universal dilemma of finding meaning in the world and a purpose for life.

In Gair’s first book, “A Victorian Shamble”, the indelibly characterized hero, Hugh, finds acceptance and answers to some of life’s biggest questions during a sojourn in Far North Queensland. Hugh’s relentless quest for meaning and enlightenment resumes its pace and takes him to the legendary Flat Plateau where new discoveries and moments that could irrevocably change his life wait. The images of Hugh’s story flow into each other, creating an atmosphere of surrealist reality that nevertheless renders an effective narrative that is both to be grasped in the ordinary sense and felt with a deeper human understanding.

Using his unique and powerful literary voice, Gair brings to life characters and events in every page, resulting in a reading experience that will remain instilled in the consciousness even after the stunning conclusion. Intriguing and brilliantly orchestrated, “The Flat Plateau” is at once a story of adventure and discovery and a modern exploration of the perennial yearnings of the heart and mind.

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About the Author
Jonathan Gair spent more than half his life in both North and Far North Queensland. He has worked as a trainee manager in a large supermarket chain in Brisbane before joining the Infantry Corps of the Australian Army based in Townsville. At the end of his service, he traveled and worked throughout the eastern states of Australia and, later, spent two years in the United Kingdom pursuing his passion for agriculture. His other experiences include teaching English in southern Vietnam and occasionally visiting Europe. He currently resides in the coastal town of Bargara near Bundaberg, Queensland.

The Flat Plateau * by Jonathan Gair
A Melburnian Madness
Publication Date: November 16, 2011
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 261 pages; 978-1-4653-0185-7
Trade Hardback; AU$49.99; 261 pages; 978-1-4653-0186-4
Ebook; AU$9.99; 978-1-4771-1629-6

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