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Wanting

Wanting( )
Author: Flanagan, Richard
Read by: Bower, Humphrey
ISBN:978-1-74201-864-5
Publication Date:Jan 2009
Publisher:Bolinda Publishing Pty, Limited
Imprint:Bolinda Audio
Book Format:CD-Audio
List Price:AUD $39.95
Book Description:

A young Aboriginal girl, Mathinna, is adopted by the most celebrated explorer of the age, Sir John Franklin, and his wife, Lady Jane, to show that the savage can be civilised. When Sir John disappears while looking for the fabled Northwest Passage, Lady Jane turns to the great novelist Charles Dickens for help. Inspired by historical events, Wanting is a haunting meditation about love, loss and the way life is finally determined never by reason, but only ever by wanting.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Biographical
Fiction / Cultural Heritage
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):3 x 23 x 2 cm
Book Weight:0.171 Kilograms
Author Biography
Flanagan, Richard (Author)
Richard Flanagan was born in Longford, Tasmania, in 1961. He received a Master of Letters degree from Oxford University. His first novel, Death of a River Guide, won Australia's National Fiction Award. His works include The Sound of One Hand Clapping, The Unknown Terrorist, and four history books. He has received numerous awards including the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Gould's Book of Fish, the 2011 Tasmania Book Prize for Wanting, and the 2014 Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North. He directed a feature film version of The Sound of One Hand Clapping. He was also shortlisted for the UK Indie Booksellers Award with The Narrow Road to the Deep North. This same title was won the Margaret Scott Prize for best book by a Tasmanian writer 2015. In 2018, The Narrow Road to the Deep North will be made into an international television series. The University of Melbourne has appointed him as the Boisbouvier Founding Chair in Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne, a new professorship to 'advance the teaching, understanding and public appreciation of Australian literature'.

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