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Wanting

Wanting (Paperback)

By Flanagan, Richard

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From the winner of the Man Booker Prize. The bestselling, universally lauded novel of desire and its denial from acclaimed writer Richard Flanagan.Van Diemen's Land, 1841. Mathinna, the adopted Aboriginal daughter of the island's governor, Sir John Franklin, and his wife, Lady Ja...ne, sits for her portrait. She is the subject of a grand experiment in civilisation - one that will determine whether science and reason can be imposed in place of savagery and desire.Years pass. Sir John Franklin disappears on an Arctic expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage. England is horrified as reports of cannibalism filter back from search parties, no one more so than the most celebrated novelist of the day, Charles Dickens, for whom Franklin's story becomes a means to plumb the frozen depths of his own soul.As several lives become entwined, Wanting transforms the classical myth of Leda and the swan into a novel about the ways in which desire - and its denial - shape us all.
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ISBN 9780143790792
Published AU 19 Mar 2018
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143790792
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Australia
Published 19 Mar 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Flanagan, Richard
Category Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 256g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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