By Thomas Keneally, Geordie Williamson
A South Pacific penal colony within the past due eighteenth century. a decent guy named Phelim Halloran and Ann Rush, his mystery bride. Poet, soldier, lover and grand blameless, Halloran needs to confront his future in a spot of tyranny and searing horror.
This variation comprises an creation by means of Geordie Williamson.
Thomas Keneally used to be born in 1935 in kingdom New South Wales to Irish Catholic mom and dad. He received the Miles Franklin Award in consecutive years for his novels deliver Larks and Heroes (1967) and 3 Cheers for the Paraclete (1968). He used to be the 1st Australian ever to win the Booker Prize, in 1982, for Schindler’s Ark. In 1983, Keneally grew to become a member of The Order of Australia and in 1997 was once named as an Australian dwelling Treasure.
Geordie Williamson is leader literary critic of the Australian, a place he has held on the grounds that 2008. His essays and experiences were showing in newspapers and magazines right here and within the united kingdom for over a decade. In 2011, he received the Pascall Prize for criticism.
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