This novel tells the tale of a real-life Australian hero, photographer, explorer and adventurer Frank Hurley. it's a tale advised via his eyes and in his phrases, and it finds a tantalising portrait of the guy at the back of the legend he has become.
Hurley's photos and documentaries of Douglas Mawson's and Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic expeditions, and his surprising photographs of global conflict i've been so largely exhibited and reproduced that during many situations they're the imperative potential during which now we have come to work out these world-shattering occasions. His iconic photos of the send Endurance trapped in an ocean of ice, of fellows struggling with the main severe components within the Antarctic, and anguish below unthinkable stipulations in battle are printed on the Australian awareness. One author has claimed that Frank Hurley 'is the 20th century'.
Here now's the guy, Hurley, telling us of his half within the ill-fated Antarctic expeditions and recounting stories of serious heroism and discomfort as he fights for his existence one of the ice and the weather, and witnesses the worst ravages of battle at the Western entrance. Endurance is a unprecedented debut novel, a rollicking white-knuckle event tale that still takes us to the very center of heroism and sacrifice.
'Frank Hurley lived an improbably adventurous lifestyles, one way or the other crowding many lives into seventy-six eventful years. In exploring the photographer's early days, Tim Griffiths brings his personal adventurous spirit and Hurley-like verve to this gripping fictional portrait of a rare Australian life.' Alasdair McGregor, writer of Frank Hurley: A photographer's life