30 Days In Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account by Peter Carey30 Days In Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account by Peter Carey

30 Days In Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account

byPeter Carey

Hardcover | October 13, 2015

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Peter Carey captures our imagination with a brilliant and unexpected portrait of Sydney. In the midst of the 2000 Olympic games, Australia native Peter Carey returns to Sydney after a seventeen-year absence. Examining the urban landscape as both a tourist and a prodigal son, Carey structures his account around the four elements-- Earth, Air, Fire, and Water-- insisting on the primacy of nature to this unique Australian cityscape. As his quixotic account unfolds, Carey looks both inward into his past (as well as Sydney's own violent history) and outward onto the city's familiar landmarks and surroundings-- the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, the Blue Mountains-- achieving just the right alchemy to tell Sydney's extraordinary story.
Peter Carey received the Man Booker Prize for Oscar and Lucinda and again for True History of the Kelly Gang. His other awards include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. His most recent novel is Amnesia. Born in Australia in 1943, he now lives in New York, where he is the director of the Hunter Colle...
Title:30 Days In Sydney: A Wildly Distorted AccountFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.03 × 5.22 × 0.88 inPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1632863766

ISBN - 13:9781632863768

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"This is a hymn of praise to Sydney and to its people. A little book, but an incredibly rich one." -Scotland on Sunday"It is a vintage performance. He makes you want to get on the next Qantas flight out of Heathrow." -Evening Standard"The writer in him gets truly hooked, and so does the reader . . . a book of fierce colour and shape." -New York Times"This is a fabulously idiosyncratic small masterpiece . . . it's so good it takes your breath away." -The Times