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True History of the Kelly Gang
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True History of the Kelly Gang is Peter Carey's acclaimed Booker Prize-winning historical adventure about the life of Australian outlaw, Ned Kelly.

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Peter Carey received the Booker Prize for Oscar and Lucinda and again for True History of the Kelly Gang. His novel, Parrot and Olivier in America, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2010. His other honours include the Commonwealth Prize and the Miles Franklin Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York for twenty years. www.petercareybooks.com

Reviews

" A spectacular feat of imagination." - "The Boston Globe
"" Vastly entertaining... . Triumphantly eclectic, as if Huck Finn and Shakespeare had joined forces to prettify the legend of Jesse James." - "The New York Times
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" The ingenuity, empathy, and poetic ear that the novelist brings to his feat of imposture cannot be rated too high." - John Updike, "The New Yorker
"" Carey succeeds in creating an account that not only feels authentic but also passes as a serious novel and solid, old-fashioned ' entertainment.' A big, meaty novel, blending Dickens and Cormac McCarthy with a distinctly
Australian strain of melancholy." - "San Francisco Chronicle
"
" Abravura performance... . Rewards the persistent reader with a powerful emotional experience." - "The Wall Street Journal
"" Carey' s pen writes with an ink that is two parts archaic and one part modern and colors a prose that rocks and cajoles the reader into a certainty that Ned Kelly is fit company not only for Jack Palance and Clint Eastwood but for Thomas Jefferson and perhaps even a bodhisattva." - "Los Angeles Times
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" The power and charm of [this book] arise not from fidelity to facts but rather from the voice Carey invents for Ned Kelly... ." - "Time
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" So adroit that you never doubt it' s Kelly' s own words you' re reading in the headlong, action-packed story." - "Newsweek
"
" This novel is worth our best attention." - "The" "Washington Post Book World
"" Anavalanche of a novel... . Cary has raised a national legend to the level of an international myth." - "Christian Science Monitor"
" Packed with incident, alive with comedy and pathos . . . contains pretty much everything you could ask of a novel." - "The New York Times Book Review"
" The ingenuity, empathy, and poetic ear that the novelist brings to his feat of imposture cannot be rated too high." - John Updike, "The New Yorker
"
" Carey' s pen writes with an ink that is two parts archaic and one part modern and colors a prose that rocks and cajoles the reader into a certainty that Ned Kelly is fit company not only for Jack Palance and Clint Eastwood but for Thomas Jefferson and perhaps even a bodhisattva." - "Los Angeles Times
"
"A spectacular feat of imagination."-"The Boston Globe
""Vastly entertaining.... Triumphantly eclectic, as if Huck Finn and Shakespeare had joined forces to prettify the legend of Jesse James."-"The New York Times
"
"The ingenuity, empathy, and poetic ear that the novelist brings to his feat of imposture cannot be rated too high."-John Updike, "The New Yorker
""Carey succeeds in creating an account that not only feels authentic but also passes as a serious novel and solid, old-fashioned 'entertainment.' A big, meaty novel, blending Dickens and Cormac McCarthy with a distinctly
Australian strain of melancholy."-"San Francisco Chronicle
"
"Abravura performance.... Rewards the persistent reader with a powerful emotional experience."-"The Wall Street Journal
""Carey's pen writes with an ink that is two parts archaic and one part modern and colors a prose that rocks and cajoles the reader into a certainty that Ned Kelly is fit company not only for Jack Palance and Clint Eastwood but for Thomas Jefferson and perhaps even a bodhisattva."-"Los Angeles Times
"
"The power and charm of [this book] arise not from fidelity to facts but rather from the voice Carey invents for Ned Kelly...."-"Time
"
"So adroit that you never doubt it's Kelly's own words you're reading in the headlong, action-packed story."-"Newsweek
"
"This novel is worth our best attention."-"The" "Washington Post Book World
""An avalanche of a novel.... Cary has raised a national legend to the level of an international myth."-"Christian Science Monitor"
"Packed with incident, alive with comedy and pathos . . . contains pretty much everything you could ask of a novel." -"TheNew York Times Book Review"
"The ingenuity, empathy, and poetic ear that the novelist brings to his feat of imposture cannot be rated too high." -John Updike, "The New Yorker
"
"Carey's pen writes with an ink that is two parts archaic and one part modern and colors a prose that rocks and cajoles the reader into a certainty that Ned Kelly is fit company not only for Jack Palance and Clint Eastwood but for Thomas Jefferson and perhaps even a bodhisattva." -"Los Angeles Times
"

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