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Richard Flanagan

Biography

Richard Flanagan

Richard Flanagan‘s novels --- DEATH OF A RIVER GUIDE, THE SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING, GOULD'S BOOK OF FISH, THE UNKNOWN TERRORIST and WANTING --- have received numerous honors and are published in 42 countries. He won the Man Booker Prize for THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH He lives in Tasmania.

Richard Flanagan

Books by Richard Flanagan

by Richard Flanagan - Fiction

Kif Kehlmann, a young, penniless writer, thinks he’s finally caught a break when he’s offered $10,000 to ghostwrite the memoir of Siegfried “Ziggy” Heidl, the notorious con man and corporate criminal. Ziggy is about to go to trial for defrauding banks for $700 million; they have six weeks to write the book. But Ziggy is easily distracted by his still-running “business concerns” --- which Kif worries may involve hiring hitmen from their shared office. Worse, Kif finds himself being pulled into an odd, hypnotic and ever-closer orbit of all things Ziggy. As the deadline draws near, Kif becomes increasingly unsure if he is ghostwriting a memoir, or if Ziggy is rewriting him --- his life, his future and the very nature of the truth.

by Richard Flanagan - Fiction, Historical Fiction

August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma Death Railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. His life is a daily struggle to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from pitiless beatings. Until he receives a letter that will change him forever.