By Peter Carey
“This is a fabulously idiosyncratic small masterpiece ... it’s so stable it takes your breath away.”—Times (UK)
After residing in a foreign country for years, novelist Peter Carey returns domestic to Sydney and makes an attempt to seize its personality. looking the aid of his outdated pals, Carey is quickly drawn into their unusual, anarchic worlds, every one orbiting where he has get back to work out. the result's a wild and lovely trip of discovery and rediscovery as bracing because the southerly bluster that usually batters Sydney’s shorelines. recognized attractions resembling Bondi seashore, the Opera condo, the Harbour Bridge and the Blue Mountains all tackle a wierd new depth while uncovered to the penetrating gaze of the writer and his friends.
30 Days in Sydney deals the reader a fascinating glimpse at the back of the facades and the Venetian blinds of the city.
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