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Peter Carey - True History of the Kelly Gang - 9780571209873 - KEX0302816
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True History of the Kelly Gang

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In a dazzling act of ventriloquism, Peter Carey gives Ned Kelly a voice so wild, passionate and original that it is impossible not to believe that the famous bushranger himself is speaking from beyond the grave. True History of the Kelly Gang is the song of Australia, and it sings its protest in a voice at once crude and delicate, menacing and heart-wrenching. Carey gives us Ned Kelly as orphan, as Oedipus, as horse thief, farmer, bushranger, reformer, bank-robber, police-killer and, finally, as his country's beloved Robin Hood.

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Faber and Faber
Used, Good
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London, United Kingdom
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About Peter Carey
Peter Carey was born in 1943 in Australia and lives in New York. He is the author of the highly acclaimed selection of short stories. The Fat Man in History, six novels, Bliss, Illywhacker, Oscar and Lucinda, The Tax Inspector, The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith and Jack Maggs, and a book for children, The Big Bazoohley. Oscar and Lucinda ... Read more

Reviews for True History of the Kelly Gang
'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 Australia, he loves to take risks.' Guardian 'Contains pretty much everything you could ask of a novel.' New York Times Book Review

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