A savagely beautiful novel about the many forms of love and death, of war and truth, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost
Richard Flanagan was born in Tasmania in 1961. His novels Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Gould's Book of Fish, The Unknown Terrorist, Wanting and The Narrow Road to the Deep North have received numerous honours and are published in 42 countries. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North in 2014.
"Some years, very good books win the Man Booker Prize but this year a masterpiece has won it" * A.C. Grayling, Chair of Judges, Man Booker Prize 2014 *
"A novel of extraordinary power, deftly told and hugely affecting. A classic in the making... Masterful" * Observer *
"Devastatingly beautiful" * Sunday Times *
"Utterly convincing... A grand examination of what it is to be a good man and a bad man in the one flesh, and, above all, of how it is to live after survival... To say Flanagan creates a rich tapestry is to overly praise tapestries" -- Thomas Keneally * Guardian *
"Elegantly wrought, measured and without an ounce of melodrama, Flanagan's novel is nothing short of a masterpiece" * Financial Times *