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True History of the Kelly Gang By Peter Carey

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of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silence...'To the authorities in pursuit of him, outlaw Ned Kelly is a horse thief, bank robber and police-killer. In a dazzling act of ventriloquism, Peter Carey brings the famous bushranger wildly and passionately to life.
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True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey

'I lost my own father at 12 yr. of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silence...' To the authorities in pursuit of him, outlaw Ned Kelly is a horse thief, bank robber and police-killer. But to his fellow ordinary Australians, Kelly is their own Robin Hood. In a dazzling act of ventriloquism, Peter Carey brings the famous bushranger wildly and passionately to life.

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" 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
"" 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
"

About Peter Carey


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

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GOR003634525
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
Peter Carey
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2011-02-03
432
0571270158
9780571270156
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