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Author(s): Flanagan, Richard

About to go to trial for defrauding the banks of millions, con man and corporate criminal Siegfried Heidl offers broke writer Kif Kehlmann a deal he can't refuse- $10,000 for Kehlmann to ghost write his memoir in six weeks.

As the deadline draws closer and Heidl grows increasingly erratic, Kehlmann becomes unsure if he is ghost writing a memoir or if Heidl is rewriting him - his life, his future.

As tension slowly mounts, boundaries and identities blur, everything that was certain grows uncertain, and the young writer finds himself no longer sure if he is Kif Kehlmann - or a murderous criminal.

'At a time when truth is daily contorted, debauched or ignored, we require Flanagan's artful reminder of the wreckage caused by our unwillingness to say what happened.' - Washington Post

'Both comic and frightening ... Touched with the virtuosity that shone so brightly in The Narrow Road to the Deep North that are pure Flanagan ... Studded with sharp, breath-catching observations about the finite nature of life.' - Financial Times

'Powerful, funny, disturbing, moving ... Flanagan candidly and honestly confronts the raw truths of the writing life and the family life, material and spiritual poverty, love and despair and desire.' - Australian

'A triumph ... a parable for the age of Trump ... As harrowing a book as any I've read.' - Weekend Australian

'brilliant ... full of hilarious asides, this sonorous, blackly comic novel offers searing insight into our times.' - Booklist (US)

About the author:

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 and The Narrow Road to the Deep North 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143787259

Audience: General/trade

Language: English

Number of Pages: 400

Publication Date: 20180702

Publisher: Penguin Australia Pty Ltd

Product Form: Paperback / softback

Dimensions (LxWxH): 196 mm130 mm30 mm 

Weight: 356 gr

 

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