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              The Living Sea of Waking Dreams

              The Living Sea of Waking Dreams (Hardback)

              By Flanagan, Richard

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              In a world of perennial fire and growing extinctions, Anna's aged mother is dying-if her three children would just allow it. Condemned by their pity to living she increasingly escapes through her hospital window into visions of horror and delight. When Anna's finger vanishes and ...a few months later her knee disappears, Anna too feels the pull of the window. She begins to see that all around her others are similarly vanishing, but no one else notices. All Anna can do is keep her mother alive. But the window keeps opening wider, taking Anna and the reader ever deeper into a strangely beautiful novel about hope and love and orange-bellied parrots. An ember storm of a novel, this is Booker Prize-winning novelist Richard Flanagan at his most moving-and astonishing-best.
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              ISBN 9781760899943
              Published AU 29 Sep 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Narrow Road to the Deep North

              The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Paperback)

              By Flanagan, Richard

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              Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014. A novel of the cruelty of war, tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love.August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle...'s young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever. This savagely beautiful novel is a story about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.'The Narrow Road to the Deep North is a big, magnificent novel of passion and horror and tragic irony. Its scope, its themes and its people all seem to grow richer and deeper in significance with the progress of the story, as it moves to its extraordinary resolution. It's by far the best new novel I've read in ages.' - Patrick McGrath 'Beyond comparison . . . an immense achievement . . . Wilfred Owen wrote of his Great War verse- My subject is war, and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity. Flanagan's triumph is to find poetry without any pity at all.' - Geordie Williamson, The Australian'A story of war and star-crossed lovers, the novel is also a profound meditation on life and time, memory and forgetting . . . a magnificent achievement.' - Katharine England, Adelaide Advertiser'A masterpiece . . . The Narrow Road is an extraordinary piece of writing and a high point in an already distinguished career.' - Michael Williams, The Guardian
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              ISBN 9780143790747
              Published AU 19 Mar 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              Wanting

              Wanting (Paperback, 3rd edition)

              By Flanagan, Richard

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              NOW AVAILABLE IN A NEW VINTAGE EDITION 1841. In the remote penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, a barefoot aboriginal girl sits for her portrait in a red silk dress. She is Mathinna, the adopted daughter of the island's governor, Sir John Franklin, and his wife, Lady Jane, and the ...subject of a grand experiment in civilisation - one that will determine whether science, Christianity, and reason can be imposed in place of savagery, impulse and desire. Eighteen years pass. Sir John Franklin has disappeared, along with his crew and two ships, on an 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 conjoined by unexpected events and tragedies, WANTING transforms into a remarkable meditation on the ways in which desire - and its denial - shape our lives. 'The best novel I have read this year or expect to read for several more' -- SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
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              ISBN 9781742755120
              Published AU 1 Feb 2012
              Publisher Random House
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              Seize the Fire: Three Speeches

              Seize the Fire: Three Speeches (Paperback)

              By Flanagan, Richard

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              Australia is not a fixed entity, a collection of outdated bigotries and reactionary credos, but rather an invitation to dream, and this country-our country-belongs to its dreamers . . . if we are finally to once more go forward as a people it's time our dreamers were brought in f...rom the cold. Richard Flanagan's speeches have become unique literary events attended by sellout crowds, reported in national and international media, and a spur to widespread debate and discussion. Gathered here are three of his recent speeches in which he interweaves topics as diverse as troubadour poetry, love stories and the murder of the refugee Reza Barati; his top ten Tasmanian novels and the Australian Pacific solution; and his much-celebrated National Press Club address where he questioned the militarisation of Australian memory and argued for the need for formal Indigenous recognition. Comic, illuminating and deeply moving, this is writing speaking to the great questions of our time and our country.
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              ISBN 9780143795322
              Published AU 29 Oct 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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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
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              The Unknown Terrorist

              The Unknown Terrorist (Paperback)

              By Flanagan, Richard

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              From the winner of the Man Booker Prize. What would you do if you turned on the television and saw you were the most wanted terrorist in the country? After spending a night with an attractive stranger, Gina Davies becomes a prime suspect in an attempted terrorist attack. When pol...ice find three unexploded bombs at a stadium, Gina goes on the run and witnesses every truth of her life turned into a betrayal.A devastating picture of a world where the ceaseless drumbeat of terror alerts, news breaks, and fear of the unknown push one woman ever closer to breaking point, The Unknown Terrorist is a novel that with each passing year seems more relevant and more prophetic.
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              ISBN 9780143790761
              Published AU 19 Mar 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Australian Disease: On the Decline of Love and the Rise of Non-Freedom: Short Black 1
               

              The Australian Disease: On the Decline of Love and the Rise of Non-Freedom: Short Black 1 (Paperback)

              By Flanagan, Richard

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              'Non-freedom to the Western mind is inevitably linked with images of backwardness - Soviet tractors, East German Trabants, Kim Jong Il's haircut. But non-freedom these days is also iPads, iPhones and a dazzling array of less iconic but ubiquitous consumer goods that flood our sto...res, our homes and which increasingly are used to define our ideas of worth and happiness. It is a full-lipped smile achieved with the aid of collagen made from skin flensed from dead Chinese convicts.' The Australian Disease is Richard Flanagan's perceptive, hilarious, searing expose of the conformity that afflicts our public life. From Weary Dunlop to Vassily Grossman, from David Hicks to Craig Thomson, Flanagan takes us on a wildly entertaining and unsettling trip. If we are to find hope, he says, we must take our compass more from ourselves and less from the powerful.
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              ISBN 9781863957618
              Published AU 23 Sep 2015
              Publisher Black Inc
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              The Sound Of One Hand Clapping

              The Sound Of One Hand Clapping (Paperback)

              By Flanagan, Richard

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              From the winner of the Man Booker Prize. One of the most-loved and biggest-selling literary novels in Australian history.In the winter of 1954, in a construction camp in the remote Tasmanian highlands, when Sonja Buloh was three years old and her father was drinking too much, Son...ja's mother walked into a blizzard never to return.Some thirty-five years later, when Sonja visits Tasmania and her drunkard father, the shadows of the past begin to intrude ever more forcefully into the present - changing forever his living death and her ordered life.
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              ISBN 9780143790778
              Published AU 19 Mar 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              First Person

              First Person (Hardback)

              By Flanagan, Richard

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              Kif Kehlmann, a young penniless writer, is rung in the middle of the night by the notorious con man and corporate criminal, Siegfried Heidl. About to go to trial for defrauding the banks of $700 million, Heidl offers Kehlmann the job of ghostwriting his memoir. He has six weeks t...o write the book, for which he'll be paid $10,000. But as the writing gets under way, Kehlmann begins to fear that he is being corrupted by Heidl. As the deadline draws closer, he becomes ever more unsure if he is ghostwriting a memoir, or if Heidl is rewriting him - his life, his future. Everything that was certain grows uncertain as he begins to wonder- who is Siegfried Heidl - and who is Kif Kehlmann? As time runs out, one question looms above all others- what is the truth? By turns compelling, comic, and chilling, this is a haunting journey into the heart of our age.
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              ISBN 9780143787242
              Published AU 2 Oct 2017
              Publisher Random House
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              Gould's Book Of Fish

              Gould's Book Of Fish (Paperback)

              By Flanagan, Richard

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              From the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014, his Commonwealth Writers' Prize-winning novel.Once upon a time that was called 1828, before all fishes in the sea and all living things on the land were destroyed, there was a man named William Buelow Gould, a white convict who fell i...n love with a black woman and discovered too late that to love is not safe. Silly Billy Gould, invader of Australia, liar, murderer & forger, condemned to the most feared penal colony in the British Empire and there ordered to paint a book of fish. Once upon a time, there were miracles . . .
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              ISBN 9780143790785
              Published AU 19 Mar 2018
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