Gould's Book of FishA masterpiece of literature from the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014
by Richard Flanagan
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FROM THE WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014Once upon a time that was called 1828, before all the living things on the land and the fishes in the sea were destroyed, there was a man named William Buelow Gould, a convict in Van Dieman's Land who fell in love with a black woman and discovered too late that to love is not safe. Silly Billy Gould, invader of Australia, liar, murderer, forger, fantasist, condemned to live in the most brutal penal colony in the British Empire, and there ordered to paint a book of fish. Once upon a time, miraculous things happened....
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Winner of The Commonwealth Writers Prize 2002 Winner of APA Design Awards: Hodder Headline Best Designed Literary Fiction Book 2002 Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2002 Winner of Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction 2002 Short-listed for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2002 Short-listed for Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Best Fiction Book 2002
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