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A gripping thriller and a chilling glimpse of an imaginary world that seems all too real.

A gripping thriller and a chilling glimpse of an imaginary world that seems all too real.

In an oil-rich country terrorised by a tyrant known as The Great Uncle, war veteran and celebrated writer Alan Sheriff has a better life than most until his beautiful and beloved actress wife Sarah dies - and he is made an offer he can't refuse. He must write a great novel in three months - or else.

If the writer no longer cares about his own life, he has friends. What follows is a terrifying trial as he battles with his conscience, Sarah's memory, a good woman who wants to rescue him, a dark secret - and the most important deadline of his life

Stark, terrifying and utterly compelling, The Tyrant's Novel is a gripping thriller and a chilling glimpse of an imaginary world that seems all too real.

Reviews

An exquisitely wrought study of moral corruption in a convincing - and frighteningly modern - political dystopia.

Publishers Weekly

Thrilling stuff... the writer stepping up to the front rank, bringing back what they find... beyond the horizontal bars of newspaper copy.

The Australian

This bold, angry book shows why Australia needs writers such as Keneally more than ever.

The Age

Reads like a mix of fiction and the devastating truth of fact.

The Weekly Times

Brilliant, riveting, conscience-driven... rank it with the greats.

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    9781742745602

    July 1, 2011

    Random House Australia

    304 pages

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  • Paperback

    9781864710724

    September 1, 2004

    Doubleday Australia

    304 pages

    RRP $19.99

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