Bring Larks and Heroes

Bring Larks and Heroes

Winner of 1967 Man Booker Prize

by Thomas Keneally

Publication Date: 26/04/2012

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Introduction by Geordie Williamson

At the world’s end, it is Sunday afternoon in February. Through the edge of the forest a soldier moves without any idea he’s caught in a mesh of sunlight and shade. Corporal Halloran’s this fellow’s name. He’s a lean boy taking long strides through the Sabbath heat.

A South Pacific penal colony in the late eighteenth century. An honest man named Phelim Halloran and Ann Rush, his secret bride. Poet, soldier, lover and grand innocent, Halloran must confront his destiny in a place of tyranny and searing horror.

ISBN:
9781921922237
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Publication Date:
26-04-2012
Language:
English
Series:
Text Classics
Publisher:
Text Publishing Co
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
247
Dimensions (mm):
199x129x25mm
Weight:
0.28kg
Thomas Keneally

Thomas Keneally was born in 1935 and, as well as writing many novels, has shown an increasing interest in producing histories. His history of Irish convictism was entitled The Great Shame and was published in all the English language markets.

The same was true of his later work, The Commonwealth of Thieves, which looked upon the penal origins of Australia in a way which sought to make the reader feel close to the experience of individual Aboriginals, convicts and officials. His novels include The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Schindler's Ark, The Daughters of Mars and Shame and the Captives and his most recent novel, Crimes of the Father.

He has the won the Miles Franklin Award, the Booker Prize, the Los Angeles Book Prize, the Royal Society of Literature Prize, the Scripter Award of the University of Southern California, the Mondello International Prize, the Helmerich Prize. He lives in Sydney with his wife, Judy, and is Number 1 ticket-holder of the Manly-Warringah Rugby League team.

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