30 Days in Sydney by Peter Carey
A Wildly Distorted Account (Writer and the City)

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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.
 

About Peter Carey

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PETER CAREY is the author of eleven previous novels and has twice received the Booker Prize. His other honors include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York City for twenty years.
 
Published July 15, 2010 by Bloomsbury USA. 257 pages
Genres: Travel, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, History, Self Help, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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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.

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The New York Times

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ow can I hope to convey to any reader my idea of Sydney?'' asks the novelist Peter Carey near the end of ''30 Days in Sydney,'' his ''wildly distorted'' account of a visit to the city he once called home.

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The Guardian

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30 Days in Sydney Peter Carey Bloomsbury £9.99, pp248 After a decade in New York, Peter Carey returned to Sydney for a month last year, intending, as he conquistadorially puts it, to 'make claim on the city'.

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The acclaimed Booker Prize winner lets his characters direct the story, stepping in briefly to explain ("A rissole, in case you are from across the sea, is a kind of hamburger patty, but it is also an arsehole and also an RSL [Returned Services League]") and describe ("On Bondi I feel the space e...

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Suite 101

Having upped his family from the beauty of far northern Sydney and the Pittwater coastal lakes to Manhattan, author Peter Carey returns to the Harbour City for a month of observation and recording the stories and anecdotes of male friends of a similar age.

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