1300 36 33 32

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.

Buy Collected Stories book by Peter Carey from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

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

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Collected Stories book by Peter Carey and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


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.

Books By Author Peter Carey

30 Days in Sydney by Peter Carey

30 Days in Sydney

Hardback, April 2016
$26.99
Plainsong by Peter Carey

Plainsong

Paperback, October 2015
$17.99
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey

Oscar and Lucinda

Paperback, June 2015
$16.41
Amnesia by Peter Carey

Amnesia

Paperback, May 2015
$16.41