Death Of A River Guide
THE WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014’S MAGNIFICENT FIRST NOVEL
Beneath a waterfall on the Franklin, Aljaz Cosini, river guide, lies drowning. Beset by visions at once horrible and fabulous, he relives not just his own life but that of his family and forebears. In the rainforest waters that rush over him he sees those lives stripped bare of their surface realities, and finds a world where dreaming reasserts its power over thinking. As the river rises his visions grow more turbulent, and in the flood of the past Aljaz discovers the soul of his country.
The Unknown Terrorist
FROM THE WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014
Gina Davies is a 26-year-old pole dancer in Sydney. She’s a flawed woman, racist and obsessed with money, who knows her role in a world built on deception: the dancers pretend to be excited, the men pretend that the women aren’t pretending. But on the night after three unexploded bombs are discovered at a local stadium, Gina has a one-night stand with an attractive stranger. The next day, she has become a prime suspect in the investigation of an attempted terrorist attack.
Now a wanted person, Davies witnesses every truth of her life twisted into a betrayal as she endures trial by an increasingly hysterical media. Suddenly, Gina’s world of small, familiar deceptions has imploded into one where lies are out to destroy her.