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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 . . .

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780857989215

    May 1, 2015

    Vintage Australia

    480 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780143790785

    March 19, 2018

    Penguin

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781742756110

    December 1, 2011

    Random House Australia

    480 pages

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Also by Richard Flanagan

The Narrow Road to the Deep North
First Person
Notes on an Exodus
The Australian Disease: On the Decline of Love and the Rise of Non-Freedom: Short Black 1
The Great Australian Writers' Collection 2013
Out of a Wild Sea
Out of a Wild Sea (Storycuts)
The Sound Of One Hand Clapping
Death Of A River Guide
The Unknown Terrorist
And What Do You Do, Mr Gable?
Wanting

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For Whom The Bell Tolls
Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition
The Quiet American
North And South
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
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Little Women
Picnic At Hanging Rock
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Nineteen Eighty Four