Jacko: The Great Intruder

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Penguin Random House Australia, Sep 28, 2011 - Fiction - 414 pages
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Is America ready for Jacko Emptor?

Jacko Emptor, Northern Territory born, brings Australian wilderness to the television screens of America. Is American ready for him? Is he ready for America? Jacko, investigative reporter, exploits American innocence to break into living rooms and penetrate the heart's secrets. But these secrets make their claim on him too, especially the secrets of Sunny Sondquist, a child-woman missing in the American heartland.

Follow Jacko as he exposes evil, falls from grace and shows how television makes gods of some and fools of many.

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User Review  - bodachliath - LibraryThing

'm a little in two minds on this, the last of my most recent set of second hand bounty. It is a very readable satire on media values and the differences between Australian and American culture, funny in places and thought provoking in others, but overall I struggled to engage with the characters. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Thomas Keneally won the Booker Prize in 1982 with Schindler's Ark, later made into the Academy Award-winning film Schindler's List by Steven Spielberg. His non-fiction, includes the memoir Searching for Schindler and Three Famines, an LA Times Book of the Year, and the histories The Commonwealth of Thieves, The Great Shame and American Scoundrel. His fiction, includes The Daughters of Mars, The Widow and Her Hero (shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award), An Angel in Australia and Bettany's Book. His novels The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest, and Confederates were all shortlisted for the Booker Prize, while Bring Larks and Heroes and Three Cheers for the Paraclete won the Miles Franklin Award. The People's Train was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, South East Asia division.

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