The Fat Man in History: Short Stories

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University of Queensland Press, 1974 - Australia - 141 pages
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Fantastical ruminations. A bit odd, a bit disturbing but food for thought. Read full review

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User Review  - Jcken - Goodreads

Wild mind on the loose. Peter Carey is more conservative today (these stories date back) yet still with an agitated imagination. Read full review


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About the author (1974)

Peter Carey was born on May 7, 1943 in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia. His first two books, The Fat Man in History (1974) and War Crimes (1979), were short story collections. His first novel, Bliss, was published in 1982. At the time he was balancing his writing career with the operation of an advertising agency in Sydney, and his books were not generally known outside of Australia. He began to receive international attention when Illywhacker was published in 1985. He won the Booker Prize in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda and in 2001 for True History of the Kelly Gang. His other works include The Tax Inspector, Parrot and Olivier in America, and The Chemistry of Tears. He also won the Miles Franklin Award three times.

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