Collected Stories

Collected Stories

by Peter Carey

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 22/04/2015

  $12.99

Those from Fat Man posit what-ifs, with the title story wondering how, were some post-Marxist utopia to declare obesity counter-revolutionary, a household of fat men would strike back. Those from War Crimes are all in one way or another about power - those who wield it, those who want it, and those who recall only its dazzling exhilaration and degradation.


'Impressive and entertaining. Each story ends on a melancholy but powerful note, like the sudden discharge of electrical energy which illuminates all that it touches.' Peter Ackroyd, Sunday Times


'Reading his stories is like being shot by a firing squad of angels.' Jill Neville, Sydney Morning Herald


'His imagination is soaring, his style beautifully disciplined, his eye for the truth unblinking.' Geoffrey Dutton, The Bulletin


'Peter Carey is one of the great storytellers of our time, the kind who makes you take the telephone off the hook, forget the television and ignore the doorbell.' London Evening Standard


'Carey's imagination is fired with genius.' Robert Adamson, The Australian


'A commanding writer with a laser eye for detail and luxuriant narrative gifts.' Wall Street Journal

ISBN:
9781743484326
9781743484326
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
22-04-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Australia
Peter Carey

Peter Carey was born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, and now lives in New York. He is the author of fourteen novels (including one for children), two volumes of short stories, and two books on travel.

Amongst other prizes, Carey has won the Booker Prize twice (for Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang), the Commonwealth Writers' Prize twice (for Jack Maggs and True History of the Kelly Gang), and the Miles Franklin Literary Award three times (for Bliss, Oscar and Lucinda and Jack Maggs).

This item is delivered digitally

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review Collected Stories.

You can find this item in: