About this book
Carey's outstanding fictional account of the life of Australian bush ranger, Ned Kelly, which won the Commonwealth Writer's Prize, and which was shortlisted for this year's Booker Prize. A number one bestseller in hardback, it will be backed with a nationwide railway advertising campaign, and should receive blanket broadsheet review coverage. "Contains pretty much everything you could ask of a novel" "New York Times Book Review". "...utterly convincing and continually surprising, creating new pleasures on every page" "Observer".
This story is the song of Australia, and it sings its protest in a voice at once crude and delicate, menacing and heart-wrenching. The author gives us Ned Kelly as orphan, as Oedipus, as horse thief, farmer, bushranger, reformer, bank-robber, police-killer and as his country's Robin Hood.
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