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Wanting

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Publisher's Summary

The new novel from the internationally acclaimed, best-selling writer Richard Flanagan.

A young Aboriginal girl, Mathinna, is adopted by the most celebrated explorer of the age, Sir John Franklin, and his wife, Lady Jane, to show that the savage can be civilized. When Sir John disappears while looking for the fabled Northwest Passage, Lady Jane turns to the great novelist Charles Dickens for help.

Inspired by historical events, Wanting is a haunting meditation about love, loss, and the way life is finally determined never by reason, but only ever by wanting.

©2009 Richard Flanagan; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing

What the Critics Say

"The interlaced stories focus on conquering the yearning that exists both in the Aboriginals and the noble English gentlemen, and though Flanagan has a tendency to hammer home his ideas, his prose is strong and precise, and the depiction of desire's effects is sublime." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Peter
    Middleton, WI, United States
    14/01/15
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    "Had to bail"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    listeners from Aiustralia and/or Tasmania


    What could Richard Flanagan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The Charles Dickens part was disjointed and didn't blend in soon enough with the story to make it worthwhile continuing


    What about Humphrey Bower’s performance did you like?

    He is an excellent narrator


    Any additional comments?

    This wasn't worth it for me

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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