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This is an auction for 30 DAYS IN SYDNEY by Peter Carey.

“This is a fabulously idiosyncratic masterpiece ... it’s so good it takes your breath away.”
- The Times (UK)

"Carey, an Australian native, returns to Sydney after 17 years. He badgers old friends to contribute stories that might define Sydney. He deftly intertwines facts about climate, geography and history with a poetic stream of consciousness. The result is an impressionistic love letter to the city, structured loosely around earth, air, fire and water. The Booker Prize winner lets his characters direct the story, stepping in briefly to explain and describe. Carey touches lightly but firmly on Sydney's own brand of white guilt and patriotism, as well as its culture and landmarks. While other travelogues may provide more information, this will leave more lasting impressions."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

Amazon.com review:

"After living abroad for years, novelist Peter Carey returns home to Sydney and attempts to capture its character. Seeking the help of his old friends, Carey is soon drawn into their strange, anarchic worlds, each one orbiting the place he has come back to see. The result is a wild and wonderful journey of discovery and rediscovery as bracing as the southerly bluster that sometimes batters Sydney’s shores. Famous sights such as Bondi Beach, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the Blue Mountains all take on a strange new intensity when exposed to the penetrating gaze of the author and his friends. 30 Days in Sydney offers the reader an enchanting glimpse behind the facades and the Venetian blinds of the city."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 2001.

248 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $3.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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