Jack Maggs

Jack Maggs

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A thrilling story of mesmerism and possession, of dangerous bargains and illicit love.

London, 1837.

Jack Maggs, raised and deported as a criminal, has returned from Australia in secret and at great risk. What does he want after all these years, and why is he so interested in the comings and goings at a plush townhouse in Great Queen Street? And why is Jack himself an object of such interest to Tobias Oates, celebrated author, amateur hypnotist and fellow burglar - in this case of people's minds, of their histories and inner phantoms?
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 146 x 134mm | 239g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0655611045
  • 9780655611042

Review quote

'A profound exploration of the intertwinings of fiction and life ... a ravishing book.' -- The Australian 'A work of extraordinary, inventive energy, hazarding territory where few writers dare to go.' -- The Age 'Wildly entertaining ... Clever, amusing, absorbing ... with dark, succulent, dense, pungent, knobbly, inscrutable characters every one of whom might have come from a Dickens novel.' -- New York Review of Books
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About Peter Carey

Peter Carey is the multi-award-winning author of eight novels, plus two highly acclaimed collections of short stories and a memoir. His books have won or been shortlisted 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. Stephen Shanahan graduated from WAAPA in 1992. Since then he has built a career in voiceover, acting, music, film editing, audio recording and design, and is now passing on his vast skills through teaching. With credits ranging from telcos to TV promos, Steve has also carved a niche for himself in the world of animation, having voiced many characters in Australian cartoons such as Tracy McBean, CJ the DJ and the role of B1 in the animated series of Bananas In Pyjamas.
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