Book is VG+ binding is tight; no previous owner's name, no markings in text. Cream boards with bright gilt titles, top edge lightly dust-spotted. Clean, bright jacket is also VG+, edges very lightly chipped, faint crease to upper and lower spine, not price-clipped. Not a remainder or ex-library. Bookseller Inventory #
Carpentaria is Alexis Wright's second novel, an epic set in the Gulf country of north-western Queensland. The novel's portrait of life in the precariously settled coastal town of Desperance centres on the powerful Phantom family, leader of the Westend Pricklebush people, and its battles with old Joseph Midnight's renegade Eastend mob on the one hand, and the white officials of Uptown and the neighbouring Gurfurrit mine on the other.
Wright's storytelling is operatic and surreal: a blend of myth and scripture, farce and politics. The novel teems with extraordinary characters—Elias Smith the outcast saviour, the religious zealot Mozzie Fishman, the murderous mayor Stan Bruiser, the moth-ridden Captain Nicoli Finn, the activist and prodigal son Will Phantom, and above all, the queen of the rubbish-dump Angel Day and her sea-faring husband Normal Phantom, the fish-embalming king of time—figures that stride like giants across this storm-swept world.
About the Author: Alexis Wright is one of Australia's finest writers, a member of the Waanyi nation of the southern highlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Her books inlcude Grog War, a study of alcohol abuse in the outback town of Tennant Creek, and the novel Plains of Promise, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize, the Age Book of the Year Award and the NSW Premier's Award for Fiction, and translated into French as Les Plaines de l'espoir.
Publisher: Constable & Robinson Ltd.
Publication Date: 2008
Book Condition: VG+
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description CONSTABLE, 2008. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP90058601
Book Description Constable, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0007557626
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001879149
Book Description Constable 2008-03-27, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. All books are pre-owned and will have been read by someone else before you. They may well show signs of minor wear and tear. Please note, cover images are illustrative only, and the actual book cover and edition can vary. Bookseller Inventory # 9781845297213-21
Book Description Constable, London, 2008. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Set in north-western Queensland, in the precariously settled coastal town of Desperance, Carpentaria paints an unforgettable portrait of the powerful Phantom family, leader of the Westend Pricklebush people, the land's original inhabitants. Their battles are with relative newcomers Joseph Midnight's renegade Eastend mob, and the white officials of Uptown and the neighbouring Gurfurrit mine. By turns operatic and surreal, Wright's storytelling is a blend of myth and scripture, farce and politics. Her extraordinary characters - Elias Smith the outcast saviour, the religious zealot Mozzie Fishman, the murderous mayor Stan Bruiser, the moth-ridden Captain Nicoli Finn, the activist and prodigal son Will Phantom, and, above all, the rulers of the family, the queen of the rubbish-dump and the fish-embalming king of time, Angel Day and Normal Phantom - are larger than life figures who stride across this stormtossed world. 'Wright's is the authentic Aboriginal voice. With humour and occasional farce, but always with an underlying truthfulness, she delivers a brutal portrait of the physical and psychological violence between the white newcomers and the original inhabitants. Size: Large Octavo. 439 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Previous owner's signature in ink. Gilt titles & snake decoration spine. white cloth. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Australian Fiction; Novels; Aboriginal Australians; Australia; Indigenous Cultures. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781845297213. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3074. Member of the P.B.F.A. Bookseller Inventory # 3074
Book Description Constable,UK, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. UK1ST.EDITION.1ST.PRINTING.NEAR FIEN HARDBACK IN A NEAR FIEN DUSTWRAPPER.33. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 60...UFZ
Book Description Constable & Robinson, England, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. The book looks like new, unread and clean. Edges are sharp and fine. No tears or creases. No stain, writing or reminder marks. The binding is straight and tight. The book itself is very nice. Bookseller Inventory # 008996