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The Gift of Speed (Paperback, New edition)
The Gift of Speed (Paperback, New edition): Steven Carroll
The Gift of Speed (Paperback, New edition): Steven Carroll

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The Gift of Speed (Paperback, New edition)

Steven Carroll

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The history of his summer is written in the grass ...In 1960 the West Indies arrive in Australia, bringing with them a carnival of music, colour and possibility. Michael, who is sixteen, is enthralled. If, like his heroes, he has the gift of speed, he will move beyond his suburb into the great world ...And yet, as his summer unfolds, Michael realises that there are other ways to live. When the calypso chorus accompanying Frank Worrell and his team fades, Michael has learnt many things; about his parents, his suburb, a girl called Kathleen Marsden, and about himself. THE GIFT OF SPEED is a masterful blend of story-telling, memorable characters and a uniquely Australian sensibility by a novelist at the height of his powers. 'A must-read' Bookseller+Publisher 'If, as they say, the past is another country, then Carroll is the ideal guide' Sydney Morning Herald 'Rarely has such an arid place as suburban Melbourne in the heat of 1961 evoked such graceful and tender prose' The Age Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2005


Imprint: Fourth Estate
Country of origin: Australia
Release date: November 2008
Authors: Steven Carroll
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 368
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-7322-8899-0
Barcode: 9780732288990
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-7322-8899-1

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