Amnesia

Author:   Fellow and Tutor in Modern History Peter Carey (Trinity College, Oxford Trinity College, University of Oxford Trinity College, Oxford Trinity College, University of Oxford)
Publisher:   Penguin Books Australia
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9781322606224


Publication Date:   01 January 2015
Format:   Electronic book text
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The two-time Booker Prize winner now gives us an exceedingly timely, exhilarating novel--at once dark, suspenseful, and seriously funny--that journeys to the place where the cyber underworld collides with international power politics. When Gaby Baillieux releases the Angel Worm into Australia's prison computer system, hundreds of asylum-seekers walk free. And because the Americans run the prisons (let's be honest: as they do in so many parts of her country) the doors of some five thousand jails in the United States also open. Is this a mistake, or a declaration of cyber war? And does it have anything to do with the largely forgotten Battle of Brisbane between American and Australian forces in 1942? Or with the CIA-influenced coup in Australia in 1975? Felix Moore, known to himself as our sole remaining left-wing journalist, is determined to write Gaby's biography in order to find the answers--to save her, his own career, and, perhaps, his country. But how to get Gaby--on the run, scared, confused, and angry--to cooperate? Bringing together the world of hackers and radicals with the special relationship between the United States and Australia, and Australia and the CIA, Amnesia is a novel that speaks powerfully about the often hidden past--but most urgently about the more and more hidden present. From the Hardcover edition.

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Author:   Fellow and Tutor in Modern History Peter Carey (Trinity College, Oxford Trinity College, University of Oxford Trinity College, Oxford Trinity College, University of Oxford)
Publisher:   Penguin Books Australia
Imprint:   Penguin Books Australia
ISBN:  

9781322606224


ISBN 10:   1322606226
Publication Date:   01 January 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Electronic book text
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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A master of storytelling. Peter Kemp, The Sunday Times Peter Carey [has] that magnificent vitality, that ebullient delight in character, detail and language that turns a novel into an important book. Beryl Bainbridge, The New York Times Book Review


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PETER CAREY is the author of 12 previous novels and has twice received the Booker Prize. His other honours include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York City for 20 years.

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