True History of the Kelly Gang (Paperback)Peter Carey (author)
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Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 347 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 26 mm
Edition: Main - Re-issue
'A spectacular feat of imagination.' - The Boston Globe
'Vastly entertaining... Triumphantly eclectic, as if Huck Finn and Shakespeare had joined forces to prettify the legend of Jesse James.' - The New York Times
'The ingenuity, empathy, and poetic ear that the novelist brings to his feat of imposture cannot be rated too high.' - John Updike, The New Yorker
'Carey succeeds in creating an account that not only feels authentic but also passes as a serious novel and solid, old-fashioned 'entertainment.' A big, meaty novel, blending Dickens and Cormac McCarthy with a distinctlyAustralian strain of melancholy.' - San Francisco Chronicle
'Abravura performance... Rewards the persistent reader with a powerful emotional experience.' - The Wall Street Journal
'Carey's pen writes with an ink that is two parts archaic and one part modern and colors a prose that rocks and cajoles the reader into a certainty that Ned Kelly is fit company not only for Jack Palance and Clint Eastwood but for Thomas Jefferson and perhaps even a bodhisattva.' - Los Angeles Times
'The power and charm of [this book] arise not from fidelity to facts but rather from the voice Carey invents for Ned Kelly...' - Time
'So adroit that you never doubt it's Kelly's own words you're reading in the headlong, action-packed story.' - Newsweek
'This novel is worth our best attention.' - The Washington Post Book World
'An avalanche of a novel.... Cary has raised a national legend to the level of an international myth.' - Christian Science Monitor
'Packed with incident, alive with comedy and pathos... contains pretty much everything you could ask of a novel.' - The New York Times Book Review
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