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English Passengers (Paperback)
English Passengers (Paperback): Matthew Kneale

English Passengers (Paperback)

Matthew Kneale

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Narrated by over twenty distinct voices and full of dangerous humour, "English Passengers" combines wit, adventure and historical detail in a mesmerizing display of storytelling. When Captain Illiam Quillian Kewley and his band of smugglers have their contraband confiscated they are forced to put their ship, Sincerity, up for charter. The only takers are two Englishmen, the Reverend Geoffrey Wilson, who believes that the Garden of Eden was on the island of Tasmania, and Dr. Thomas Potter who is developing his sinister thesis concerning the races of man. Meanwhile an aboriginal in Tasmania, Peevay, recounts his people's struggles against the invading British. As the English passengers haplessly approach his land, their bizarre notions ever more painfully at odds with reality, we know a mighty collision is looming.

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Imprint: Vintage Books Canada
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2000
Authors: Matthew Kneale
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
ISBN-13: 978-0-385-25974-3
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > General
LSN: 0-385-25974-3
Barcode: 9780385259743

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