Bring Larks And Heroes:Text Classics

Bring Larks And Heroes:Text Classics

Winner of 1967 Man Booker Prize

by Thomas Keneally and 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
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
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. He has the won the Booker Prize, the Miles Franklin Award, the Los Angeles Book Prize, the Royal Society of Literature Prize, the Scripter Award of the University of Southern California, the Mondello International Prize, and the Helmerich Prize. As well as his many novels, the most recent of which is Crimes of the Father, his numerous works of non-fiction include The Great Shame: The Story of the Irish in the Old World and the New and The Commonwealth of Thieves: The Story of the Founding of Australia. He lives in Sydney with his wife Judy.

Tom Keneally

Thomas Keneally won the Booker Prize in 1982 with Schindler's Ark, later made into the Academy Award-winning film Schindler's List by Steven Spielberg.

His non-fiction, includes the memoir Searching For Schindler and Three Famines, an LA Times Book of the Year, and the histories The Commonwealth Of Thieves, The Great Shame and American Scoundrel.

His fiction, includes The Daughters Of Mars, The Widow And Her Hero (shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award), An Angel In Australia and Bettany's Book. His novels The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest, and Confederates were all shortlisted for the Booker Prize, while Bring Larks and Heroes and Three Cheers For The Paraclete won the Miles Franklin Award.

The People's Train was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, South East Asia division.

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