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Wanting

Wanting( )
Author: Flanagan, Richard
ISBN:978-0-8021-1900-1
Publication Date:May 2009
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Imprint:Atlantic Monthly Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $24.00
Book Description:

One of our most inventive and important international literary voices, Richard Flanagan now delivers Wanting, a powerful and moving tale of colonialism, ambition, and the lusts and longings that make us human. It is 1841. In the remote penal colony of Van Diemen’s Land, a barefoot aboriginal girl sits for a portrait in a red silk dress. She is Mathinna, the adopted daughter of the island’s governor, Sir John Franklin, and his wife, Lady Jane, and the...
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Book Details
Pages:272
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Biographical
Fiction / Cultural Heritage
Fiction / Historical / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.25 Inches
Book Weight:0.938 Pounds
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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