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* An hilarious and exhilarating experience
Peter Carey received the Booker Prize for Oscar and Lucinda and again for True History of the Kelly Gang. His other awards include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. His most recent novel His Illegal Self was published in 2008. Born in Australia in 1943, he now lives in New York, where he is the director of the Hunter College MFA program in creative writing.
'This is a fabulously idiosyncratic small masterpiece ... it's so good it takes your breath away' Carmen Callil, The Times 'This is a hymn of praise to Sydney and to its people. A little book, but an incredibly rich one' Scotland on Sunday 'It is a vintage performance. He makes you want to get on the next Qantas flight out of Heathrow' Evening Standard 'The writer in him gets truly hooked, and so does the reader ... a book of fierce colour and shape' New York Times