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30 Days In Sydney

30 Days In Sydney


After living abroad for years, novelist Peter Carey returns home to Sydney and attempts to capture its character with the help of his old friends, drawing the reader into a wild and wonderful journey of discovery and rediscovery as bracing as the southerly buster 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. 

"This hymn of praise to Sydney and to its people. A little book, but an incredible rich one" - Scotland on Sunday

"The write in him gets truly hooked, and so does the reader... a book of fierce colour and shape" - New York Times

"It is a vintage performance. He makes you want to get on the next Qantas flight out of Heathrow" Evening Standard

"Entertaining, Fast paced ... Often harrowing, always profane, sometimes insanely funny, the stories in this book celebrate Sydney, especially its eccentric, individualistic side" - San Francisco Chronicle

Peter Carey
Published 2008
248 pages 
192mm x 129mm
ISBN 9780747596882

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