Death of a River Guide
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Death of a River Guide

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FROM THE WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014 Trapped within a waterfall on the wild Franklin River, Tasmanian river guide, Aljaz Cosini, lies drowning. As the tourists he has been guiding down the river seek to save him, Aljaz is beset by visions horrible and fabulous. As the rapids rise, Aljaz relives not just his own life but also his country's dreaming.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 234g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784702900
  • 9781784702908
  • 13,498

About Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan was born in Tasmania in 1961. His novels Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Gould's Book of Fish, The Unknown Terrorist, Wanting and The Narrow Road to the Deep North have received numerous honours and are published in 42 countries. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North in 2014.show more

Review quote

"Haunting" * New York Times * "Stunning" * Sunday Times * "A torrent of a book - take the plunge" * Independent * "This novel of spiritual desolation and redemption gathers such an awesome, tragic momentum that the fantastical aspects seem as crucial to the story as do the raging rivers, sheer gorges and imposing rainforests" * Washington Post * "Death of a River Guide is possessed of both a fierce, seething energy and a limpid, unexpected tranquillity" * Irish Times * "One of the most auspicious debuts in Australian writing" * Times Literary Supplement * "A vivid, voluptuous, exhilarating writer" * Sunday Telegraph *show more

Review Text

"This novel of spiritual desolation and redemption gathers such an awesome, tragic momentum that the fantastical aspects seem as crucial to the story as do the raging rivers, sheer gorges and imposing rainforests"show more

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1,331 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (503)
3 21% (281)
2 6% (85)
1 3% (44)
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