Gilgamesh is the epic story of a mother's search for the father of her child - from Australia to Armenia via England and Mesopotamia - all under the shadow of the imminent, and soon to be very real, Second World War. Narrated in a clear, poetic voice, it is a portrayal of the different journeys we choose to take through life and what happens when ordinary people get caught up in extraordinary, seismic events.
Winner of Age Book of the Year: Fiction 2002. Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2002.
Joan London is the author of two prize-winning collections of stories - Sister Ships, which won the Age Book of the Year in 1986, and Letter to Constantine, which won the Steele Rudd Award in 1994 and the Premier's Award for Fiction. These collections were published in one volume The New Dark Age. In 2001, her first novel, Gilgamesh, was published, and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin. The Good Parents, her most recent novel, was published in April 2008.