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  • Oscar and Lucindaby Peter Carey

    Penguin Group Australia 2015; Not Available

    The first Penguin edition of Peter Carey's Booker Prize-winning Oscar and Lucinda , with a cover by Michael Leunig Oscar Hopkins, the hydrophobic, noisy-kneed son of a preacher, renounces his father's stern religion in favour of the Anglican Church. Lucinda Leplastrier, a frizzy-haired heiress, impulsively buys a glass factory with the inheritance... more...

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  • Blissby Peter Carey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; Not Available

    The first Penguin edition of Peter Carey's Bliss, with a cover by Michael Leunig. It takes dying during a heart attack for Harry Joy to realise that the life he thought was happy is actually hellish. His wife is a cheat, his kids are a source of shame, his company spruiks carcinogens. While Harry is resuscitated he will never be the same, for having... more...

  • The True History of the Kelly Gangby Peter Carey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; Not Available

    The first Penguin edition of Peter Carey's Booker Prize-winning True History of the Kelly Gang, with a cover by Michael Leunig. As he flees the police, Ned Kelly scribbles his narrative in semiliterate but magically descriptive prose. To his pursuers he is a thief and a murderer. To his own people he's a hero for opposing the English. Ned, who saw... more...

  • Collected Storiesby Peter Carey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; Not Available

    The first Penguin edition of Peter Carey's Collected Stories, with a cover by Michael Leunig Collected Stories combines the brilliant, bizarre, funny, chilling pieces originally published in The Fat Man in History and War Crimes (plus three stories not in either). Those from Fat Man posit what-ifs, with the title story wondering how, were some post-Marxist... more...

  • Illywhackerby Peter Carey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; Not Available

    The first Penguin edition of Peter Carey's Booker Prize-shortlisted Illywhacker, with a cover by Michael Leunig. Herbert Badgery is vagabond and charlatan, aviator and car salesman, seducer and patriarch. He might very well be the embodiment of Australia's national character, especially in its fondness for tall stories and questionable history. As... more...

  • Jack Maggsby Peter Carey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; Not Available

    The first Penguin edition of Peter Carey's Jack Maggs, with a cover by Michael Leunig The year is 1837 and ex-convict Jack Maggs has returned illegally to London from Australia. Installing himself in the household of a genteel grocer, he attracts the attention of a cross-section of society. Saucy Mercy Larkin wants him for a mate. Writer Tobias Oates... more...

  • The Unusual Life of Tristan Smithby Peter Carey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; Not Available

    The first Penguin edition of Peter Carey's The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith, with a cover by Michael Leunig. Severely afflicted, doomed never to be taller than three foot six, Tristan Smith faces death and danger from the first moment of his energetic and ambitious life. Here, for the first time, is the truth about him, from his birth in the Republic... more...

  • The Tax Inspectorby Peter Carey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; Not Available

    The first Penguin edition of Peter Carey's The Tax Inspector, with a cover by Michael Leunig. The Catchprices may be the most spectacularly contentious family since Dostoevsky's Karamozovs. Granny Catchprice runs her family business, and her family, with senility, cunning, and a handbag full of explosives. Sixteen-year-old Benny dreams of transforming... more...

  • Theftby Peter Carey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 13.95

    Michael "Butcher" Boone is an ex-?really famous" painter, now reduced to living in a remote country house and acting as caretaker for his younger brother, Hugh. Alone together they've forged a delicate equilibrium, a balance instantly destroyed when a mysterious young woman named Marlene walks out of a rainstorm and into their lives. Beautiful, smart,... more...