Publisher:University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, 1994
University of Queensland Press, 1994, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Fine, First
Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 422 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is in fine unread condition. This book is currently IN STOCK and would be shipped directly from our Australian address.. From a writer whom Thomas Keneally calls "one of the great figures on the cusp of the millennium" comes a novel that conjures an entire world that suggests our own, but tilted on its axisa world whose most powerful country, Voorstand, dominates its neighbors with ruthless espionage and its mesmerizing but soul-destroying Sirkus. Into that world comes Tristan Smith, a malformed, heroically willful, and unforgivingly observant child. Tristan's life includes adventure and loss, political intrigue, and a bizarre stardom in the Voorstand Sirkus, where animals talk and human performers die real deaths. The result is a visionary picaresque, staggering in its inventions, spellbinding in its suspense, and unabashedly moving. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Australian Fiction; ISBN: 0702226262. ISBN/EAN: 9780702226267. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3794.