New Book Treats Readers to ‘A Long Walk Through A Short History’

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Ian Hamilton shares changing nature of city with his own personal reflections

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Ian Hamilton’s alter ego, Will Traverse, is in a reflective state as he journeys from an ancient Aboriginal site in the mountains west of the city, through the ruins of a cathedral in the city’s centre, and on to an Aboriginal midden by the sea. “A Long Walk Through A Short History” (published by Xlibris AU), offers a unique perspective on cities and the way they are remembered.

In the tradition of the flâneur, resident, and general busy-body, Will Traverse walks across the city, interacting with others along the way. Through the course of his stroll, he recalls events from his own past, some pleasant, some bitter-sweet, some nightmarish. This book invites readers to join Will on this at times haunting journey across a city that, in many ways, no longer exists.

Insightful and thought-provoking at the same time, this book allows readers to imagine how their own places of residences have impacted on their lives.

An excerpt from the book:
The heat and the long hours on the road were getting to me. I felt detached from the everyday world, as if the places I walked through and the people I passed by were not places or people from any substantial world at all, but fleeting illusions, stage sets that, once I’d passed, fell away like props in a play that had no meaning. The world I walked through changed the moment I passed by.

“A Long Walk Through A Short History”
By Ian Hamilton
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 184 pages | ISBN 9781514497630
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 184 pages | ISBN 9781514497623
E-Book | 184 pages | ISBN 9781514497616
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ian Hamilton is an Australian visual artist and writer. “Meanjin Crossing,” his first novel, brings the artist’s eye and sense of place to this depiction of life in two distinct phases of the human history of the Brisbane region.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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