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 subject of a grand experiment in civilization—one that will determine whether science, Christianity, and reason can be imposed on savagery, impulse, and desire. Years later, somewhere in the Arctic, Sir John Franklin has disappeared with his crew and two ships on an expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage. England is horrified by reports of cannibalism filtering back from search parties, no one more so than the most celebrated novelist of the day, Charles Dickens, for whom Franklin’s story becomes a means to plumb the frozen depths of his own life.
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RICHARD FLANAGAN was born in Longford, Tasmania, in 1961. His novels—Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping and Gould’s Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish (winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Overall Best Book)—have been published in 26 countries. He also directed the feature film of The Sound of One Hand Clappingand most recently collaborated with director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge) on the screenplay of Luhrmann’s forthcoming epic, Australia. About the Author:
Richard Flanagan was born in Tasmania, in 1961. Regarded internationally as one of Australia's pre-eminent novelist, his multi-award winning novels Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Gould's Book of Fish and The Unknown Terrorist have been published to popular success and critical acclaim in twenty-seven countries.
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