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Publisher Description

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 in 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...

'A work of significant genius' -- Chicago Tribune

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
1 December
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Random House Australia
SELLER
Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

nunuman1 ,

surreal and wonderous

set in a 'fictional' penal colony in Tasmania, Richard weaves a wonderous and surreal tale of human misery and ecstacy in equal measure, his real booker prize winner

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