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Amnesia - Peter Carey

Amnesia - Peter Carey
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Title: Amnesia

Author:  Peter Carey

ISBN:  9780571311187

Weight:  883g

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Amnesia by Peter Carey

When Gaby Bailleux released the Angel Worm into Australia’s prison system, allowing hundreds of asylum seekers to walk free, she also let the cat out of the bag.  The Americans ran the prisons, like so many parts of her country, and so the doors of some 5000 American places of incarceration also opened.  Both countries’ secrets threatened to pour out.

Was this a mistake, or had Gaby declared cyberwar on the US?  Felix Moore – known to himself as ‘Australia’s last serving left wing journalist’ – has no doubt.  Her act was part of the covert conflict between Australia and America.

That conflict dates back to the largely forgotten Battle of Brisbane in 1943, stretches forward to America’s security interests in Pine Gap and commercial interests everywhere, and has as its most outrageous act the coup of 1975.  Funded by his property-developer mate Woody Townes, Felix is going to write Gaby’s biography, to save her, and himself, and maybe his country.

But how to get Gaby to co-operate?  What role does her film-star mother have to play?  And what, after all, does Woody really want?

Peer & Press Reviews

A deeply engaging book.  It responds to some of the biggest issues of our time, and reminds us that no other contemporary novelist is better able to mix farce with ferocity, or to better effect.

Andrew Motion, Guardian

Often rumbustiously funny, it has an almost Dickensian zest for colourful characters’  Metaphorical vitality pulses through Carey’s prose.

Peter Kemp, Sunday Times

Exhilarating, the first Australian comedy-conspiracy-cyber thriller.  It even has a viral twist at the end.  As I said, Carey can do anything.

James Runcie, Independent

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Title:Amnesia
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Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Jacket feature:The jacket is unusual in that it’s made from transparent, printed acetate (also known as clear film).
Overall condition:Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed:On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher:Faber & Faber
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Printed by:CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13:9780571311187
ISBN 10:0571311180
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages:377
Size (h x w x d):241 x 162 x 35mm
Image and Design Credits
Design:Faber / Alex Kirby

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