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Death of a River Guide
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2014 Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan's debut novel takes us on a swirling journey into Tasmania's past and our river guide's own violent ancestral secrets

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Richard Flanagan was born in Tasmania in 1961. His novels Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Gould's Book of Fish, The Unknown Terrorist, Wanting and The Narrow Road to the Deep North have received numerous honours and are published in 42 countries. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North in 2014.

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"Haunting" * New York Times *
"Stunning" * Sunday Times *
"A torrent of a book - take the plunge" * Independent *
"This novel of spiritual desolation and redemption gathers such an awesome, tragic momentum that the fantastical aspects seem as crucial to the story as do the raging rivers, sheer gorges and imposing rainforests" * Washington Post *
"Death of a River Guide is possessed of both a fierce, seething energy and a limpid, unexpected tranquillity" * Irish Times *
"One of the most auspicious debuts in Australian writing" * Times Literary Supplement *
"A vivid, voluptuous, exhilarating writer" * Sunday Telegraph *

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