30 Days in Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Jul 15, 2010 - Travel - 256 pages
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After living abroad for years, novelist Peter Carey returns home to Sydney and attempts to capture its character with the help of his old friends, drawing the reader into a wild and wonderful journey of discovery and rediscovery as bracing as the southerly buster that sometimes batters Sydney's shores. Famous sights such as Bondi Beach, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the Blue Mountains all take on a strange new intensity when exposed to the penetrating gaze of the author and his friends.
 

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User Review  - siafl - LibraryThing

This book has some stuff that is interesting to me, and then some of it I just couldn't wrap my head around so I skimmed over some chapters in a way like I almost gave up trying to figure out what ... Read full review

30 DAYS IN SYDNEY: A Wildly Distorted Account

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Booker-winning novelist Carey (The True History of the Kelly Gang, 2001, etc.) turns in a "distorted" tour of Sydney during last year's Olympic Games.Though this "Writer and the City" series promises ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
1
CHAPTER THREE
22
CHAPTER FOUR
37
CHAPTER FIVE
44
CHAPTER SIX
50
CHAPTER SEVEN
57
CHAPTER EIGHT
72
CHAPTER NINE
81
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
139
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
154
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
160
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
174
CHAPTER NINETEEN
188
CHAPTER TWENTY
195
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
198
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
203

CHAPTER TEN
94
CHAPTER ELEVEN
103
CHAPTER TWELVE
104
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
118
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
128
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
208
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
218
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
229
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
234
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Peter Carey received the Booker Prize for Oscar and Lucinda and again for True History of the Kelly Gang. His other awards include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. His most recent novel His Illegal Self was published in 2008. Born in Australia in 1943, he now lives in New York, where he is the director of the Hunter College MFA program in creative writing.

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