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Collected Stories
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Collected Stories

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Collected Stories by Peter Carey

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Collected Stories is a testament to Carey's remarkable imagination and his exceptional achievements in the short-story form. Double Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey's dazzling stories from The Fat Man in History and War Crimes are collected in one volume, together with three stories not previously published in book form. In each story Carey reveals the surreal within the ordinary. A man begins peeling off his girlfriend's clothes and then layers of her skin to discover another person underneath. A lone soldier who is guarding a fence that runs across the desert forgets which side is which. A mild-mannered architect, fearing that his lover will leave him because he is too ordinary, plots to steal a drug-dealer's secret cache.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741661118
ISBN-10: 1741661110
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 135mm x 30mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Random House Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: Australia

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Books By Author Peter Carey

30 Days in Sydney by Peter Carey 30 Days in Sydney, Hardback (April 2016)

A decorated writer's witty, energetic exploration of his home city, told through a month-long visit-- now in a brand new hardcover package.

Plainsong by Peter Carey Plainsong, Paperback (October 2015)

"Beautifully crafted, alive and quietly magnificent. I read it in one mesmerising sitting. I had no choice; it would not let me go" Roddy Doyle

Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey Oscar and Lucinda, Paperback (June 2015)

A love story and a historical tour de force set in Victorian times which deals with the undeclared love between clergyman Oscar Hopkins and the heiress Lucinda Leplastrier. Made for each other, the two are gamblers - one obsessive, the other compulsive - incapable of winning at the game of love.

Amnesia by Peter Carey Amnesia, Paperback (May 2015)

When Gaby Baillieux, a young woman from suburban Melbourne, releases the Angel Worm into the computers of Australias prison system, hundreds of asylum seekers walk free. Worse: the system is run by an American corporation, so some 5,000 US prisons are also infected. Doors spring open. Both countries' secrets threaten to pour out.

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Author Biography - Peter Carey

Peter Carey is the multi-award-winning author of eight novels, plus two highly acclaimed collections of short stories and a memoir, Wrong About Japan. His books have won or been short-listed for every major literary award in Australia. He has won the Booker Prize twice - in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang and in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda. In 1998 he won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Jack Maggs, and again in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang . In 2007 he won the NSW Premier's Award and the Victorian Premier's Award for Theft: A Love Story. Born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Peter Carey now lives in New York.

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