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True history of the Kelly gang

Author: Peter Carey
Publisher: London : Faber, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Told in the form of a journal justifying Ned Kelly to the daughter he would never meet, this is a mesmerising act of historical imagining by one of the most popular novelists at work today.
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Genre/Form: History
Fiction
Autobiographical fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Named Person: Ned Kelly; Ned Kelly
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Carey
ISBN: 0571209874 9780571209873
OCLC Number: 48154425
Notes: Originally published: Brisbane : University of Queensland Press, 2000.
Awards: Winner of Booker Prize for Fiction 2001.
Winner of The Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best Book South East Asia and South Pacific 2001.
Winner of The Commonwealth Writers Prize 2001.
Shortlisted for Tasmania Pacific Rim Region Prizes: Fiction 2003.
Shortlisted for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2002.
Shortlisted for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2002.
Shortlisted for Book Data/ABA Book of the Year Award 2000.
Description: 424 pages : 1 illustration, 1 map ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Peter Carey.

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This story is the song of Australia, and it sings its protest in a voice at once crude and delicate, menacing and heart-wrenching. The author gives us Ned Kelly as orphan, as Oedipus, as horse thief,  Read more...

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'Peter Carey has produced some very fine novels before now, but this, I would say, is his finest.' Daily Telegraph '[Peter Carey is] without question the pre-eminent literary voice of post-colonial Read more...

 
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