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  • Published: 19 March 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143790785
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

Gould's Book Of Fish




From the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014, his Commonwealth Writers’ Prize-winning novel.

From the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014, his Commonwealth Writers’ Prize-winning novel.

Once upon a time that was called 1828, before all fishes in the sea and all living things on the land were destroyed, there was a man named William Buelow Gould, a white convict who fell in love with a black woman and discovered too late that to love is not safe. Silly Billy Gould, invader of Australia, liar, murderer & forger, condemned to the most feared penal colony in the British Empire and there ordered to paint a book of fish.

Once upon a time, there were miracles . . .

  • Published: 19 March 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143790785
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan's novels have received numerous honours and are published in forty-two countries. He won the Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North and the Commonwealth Prize for Gould’s Book of Fish. A rapid on the Franklin River is named after him.

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