The Trout Opera
By (author) Matthew Condon
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Trout Opera by Matthew Condon
Book DescriptionThe Trout Opera is a stunning epic novel that encompasses twentieth-century Australia. Opening with a Christmas pageant on the banks of the Snowy River in 1906 and ending with the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympics in 2000, it is the story of simple rabbiter and farmhand Wilfred Lampe who, at the end of his long life, is unwittingly swept up into an international spectacle. On the way he discovers a great-niece, the wild and troubled young Aurora, whom he never knew existed, and together they take an unlikely road trip that changes their lives. Wilfred, who has only ever left Dalgety once in almost a hundred years, comes face to face with contemporary Australia, and Aurora, enmeshed in the complex social problems of a modern nation, is taught how to repair her damaged life. This dazzling story - marvellously broad in its telling and superbly crafted - is about the changing nature of the Australian character, finding the source of human decency in a mad world, history, war, romance, murder, bushfires, drugs, the fragile and resilient nature of the environment and the art of fly fishing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781741666472
(198mm x 128mm x 37mm)
Imprint: Vintage (Australia)
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Matthew Condon
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Sequel to 'Three Crooked Kings' and 'Jacks and Jokers'.
Jacks and Jokers, Paperback (March 2014)
The much-anticipated sequel to the bestselling Three Crooked Kings. Here we read about the shocking true story of Queensland and how a society was shaped by almost half a century of corruption. The story continues as Terry Lewis becomes police commissioner and the era of corruption at the highest levels of the police and government continues.
Three Crooked Kings, Paperback (February 2013)View all books by Matthew Condon
Three Crooked Kings is not just a social history over half a century, but a grand narrative teeming with murder, pay-offs, political machinations, drug heists, assisted suicides, police in-fighting and a complicated system of corruption that ultimately collapsed under its own weight.
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Author Biography - Matthew Condon
Journalist and writer, Matthew Condon was born in Brisbane and has lived in the UK, Germany and France. His first book, The Motorcycle Cafe, was widely reviewed and praised. Usher and The Ancient Guild of Tycoons were both shortlisted for the NBC Banjo Award for Fiction. A Night At The Pink Poodle and The Lulu Magnet won back-to-back Steele Rudd Awards for Short Fiction. His bestseller, The Trout Opera was shortlisted for the Qld Premier's Prize for Fiction.
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