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True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang (Paperback)

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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.

Fiction & PoetryHistorical FictionFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 01/02/2002 ISBN-13: 9780571209873  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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 has been made into a film by Gillian Armstrong starring Ralph Fiennes.

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I groaned inside when my book club announced this as a recent monthly selection. After all, I'm the sort of person who wastes his time correcting grammatical errors in Wikipedia entries, and the narrative in this 2001 Booker Prize winner is nothing but unparsed sentences and endless instances of "he was" and "I were". But once I got over my pedanticism, I found myself fairly blown away by this tale of Australia's Robin Hood. Carey's narrative creates a voice for Ned Kelly (and a world around him) that is utterly convincing -- it wasn't until reading about Ned Kelly later (on Wikipedia, of course) that I was reminded that the book is actually a work of fiction, albeit one based on true events. - Adam

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 31/03/2011

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