By Murray Bail
<b>Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for top Book
</b><b> A New York occasions ebook Review remarkable e-book of the Year
On a estate in New South Wales, a widower named Holland lives together with his daughter, Ellen. through the years as she grows right into a appealing girl, Holland vegetation hundreds of thousands of other eucalyptus timber on his land, filling the panorama, creating a digital outside museum of timber. whilst Ellen is 19, Holland proclaims that she may perhaps merely marry the guy who can safely identify the species of every and each gum tree on his estate. an odd contest starts, and Ellen is left unmoved via her suitors till she percentages on an odd younger guy resting below the Coolibah tree whose tales will amaze and dazzle her. a latest fairy story, and an unforgettable love tale, that bristles with spiky truths and unforeseen knowledge approximately artwork, female good looks, panorama, and language. Eucalyptus affirms the seductive energy of storytelling itself.