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30 Days in Sydney The Writer and the City

Carey, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0747555001 / ISBN 13: 9780747555001
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2001
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Title: 30 Days in Sydney The Writer and the City

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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After living in New York for ten years novelist Peter Carey returned home to Sydney with the idea of capturing its ebullient character via the four elements. 'I would never seek to define Manhattan by asking my New York friends for stories of Earth and Air and Fire and Water,' he writes, 'but that is exactly what was in my mind as I walked through immigration at Kingsford Smith International Airport.' But Carey's friends turn out to be anarchic characters each of whom has had his own very individual ways of story-telling. Carey draws the reader helplessly into a wild and wonderful journey of discovery and re-discovery. Reading this book is a very physical experience, as bracing as the famous Southerly buster that sometimes batters Sydney's beauteous shores. Famous visual extravaganzas such as Bondi Beach, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the Blue Mountains all take on a strange new intensity when exposed to the penetrating gaze of Peter and his friends. "Thirty Days In Sydney" offers the reader a private glimpse behind the glittering facades and the venetian blinds. It will exhilarate and enchant all who visit.

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Peter Carey is the author of seven highly acclaimed novels including the 1988 winner of the Booker Prize, OSCAR AND LUCINDA. His latest novel is TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG. He lives in New York with his wife Alison Summers and their two sons.

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