By Peter Carey
“This is a fabulously idiosyncratic small masterpiece ... it’s so reliable it takes your breath away.”—Times (UK)
After dwelling in a foreign country for years, novelist Peter Carey returns domestic to Sydney and makes an attempt to trap its personality. looking assistance from his previous neighbors, Carey is quickly drawn into their unusual, anarchic worlds, each orbiting where he has get back to work out. the result's a wild and beautiful trip of discovery and rediscovery as bracing because the southerly bluster that usually batters Sydney’s shorelines. recognized attractions similar to Bondi seashore, the Opera apartment, the Harbour Bridge and the Blue Mountains all tackle an odd new depth whilst uncovered to the penetrating gaze of the writer and his friends.
30 Days in Sydney deals the reader a fascinating glimpse in the back of the facades and the Venetian blinds of the city.
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30 Days in Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account by Peter Carey