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  • Published: 19 March 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143790754
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $26.00
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Death Of A River Guide




From the winner of the Man Booker Prize. Death of a River Guide, Richard Flanagan’s debut novel, is widely regarded as a classic in Australian literature.

From the winner of the Man Booker Prize. Death of a River Guide, Richard Flanagan’s debut novel, is widely regarded as a classic in Australian literature.

Beneath a waterfall on the Franklin, Aljaz Cosini, river guide, lies drowning. Beset by visions at once horrible and fabulous, he relives not just his own life but that of his family and forebears. In the rainforest waters that rush over him he sees those lives stripped of their surface realities, and finds a world where dreaming reasserts its power over thinking. As the river rises, his visions grow more turbulent, and in the flood of his past Aljaz discovers the soul history of his country.

  • Pub date: 19 March 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143790754
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan was born in Tasmania in 1961. His novels Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Gould’s Book of Fish, The Unknown Terrorist, Wanting, The Narrow Road to the Deep North and First Person have received numerous honours and are published in 42 countries. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North in 2014.

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