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The gift of speed / Steven Carroll.

The gift of speed / Steven Carroll.
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ISBN 9780732288990 (paperback)
Author Carroll, Steven, 1949- author.
Title The gift of speed / Steven Carroll.
Publisher/Date Pymble, N.S.W. : Harper Perennial, 2006.
Pagination etc. 349 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Glenroy novels 2.
Contents note "Miles Franklin Award winning author".
First published in Australia in 2004.
Previous ed.: Harper Perennial, 2005.
Summary Note "In 1960 the West Indies arrive in Australia and Michael, who is sixteen, is enthralled. If, like his heroes, he has the gift of speed, he will move beyond his suburb into the great world ... As his summer unfolds, Michael realises that there are other ways to live. When the calypso chorus accompanying Frank Worrell and his team fades, Michael has learnt many things ... about his parents, a girl called Kathleen Marsden, and about himself. The Gift of Speed is a masterful blend of story-telling, memorable characters and a uniquely Australian sensibility by a novelist at the height of his powers."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Australian fiction
Shelf Location F CARR
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