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"e;A strange and joyous marvel"e; Richard Flanagan, Man Booker-winning author of The Narrow Road to the Deep NorthIt starts with a fisherman hunting for tuna, his sidekick a young seal as fast as quicksilver, a relationship forged in blood and fishmeat, but broken by the black heft of the sea; then a young man whose mother burned up outside, the scorch marks still on the grass, who fears the same fate for his sister so builds her a coffin, even though she's still breathing and very much alive; a water rat swimming upriver, a god in his element until he finds that some gods are more powerful than others; a flock of cormorants, pecking out the eyes of the slow-witted wombats on a local farm, and the sad old man who swears bloody vengeance; and more, and more, until it ends with a fisherman, who used to hunt for tuna, with a seal for a sidekick, as fast as quicksilver...SHORTLISTED FOR THE READINGS PRIZE FOR NEW AUSTRALIAN FICTION
|Publication date:||1st November 2018|
|Publisher:||Atlantic Books Atlantic Books|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|