Bring Larks and Heroes: Text Classics

Bring Larks and Heroes: Text Classics

Winner of 1967 Man Booker Prize

by Tom Keneally

Paperback / softback 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
9781921922237
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
26-04-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Text Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
247
Dimensions (mm):
199x129x25mm
Weight:
0.28kg
Tom Keneally

Thomas Keneally was born in 1935 and his first novel was published in 1964. Since then he has written a considerable number of novels and non-fiction works.

His novels include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Schindler's List and The People's Train. He has won the Miles Franklin Award, the Booker Prize, the Los Angeles Times Prize, the Mondello International Prize and has been made a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library, a Fellow of the American Academy, recipient of the University of California gold medal, and is now the subject of a 55 cent Australian stamp.

He has held various academic posts in the United States, but lives in Sydney.

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