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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, is rung in the middle of the night by the notorious con man and corporate criminal, Siegfried Heidl. About to go to trial for defrauding the banks of $700 million, Heidl offers Kehlmann the job of ghost writing his memoir. He has six weeks to write the book, for which he'll be paid $10,000. But as the writing gets underway, Kehlmann begins to fear that he is being corrupted by Heidl. As the deadline draws closer, he becomes ever more unsure if he is ghost writing a memoir, or if Heidl is rewriting him --- his life, his future. Everything that was certain grows uncertain as he begins to wonder: Who is Siegfried Heidl --- and who is Kif Kehlmann?

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.