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An exquisitely written, heartbreaking and hopeful novel of culture, language, tradition, suffering and empowerment 'A groundbreaking novel for black and white Australia' Richard Flanagan, Man Booker Prize winning author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The seventeen-year-old Hornblower became notorious as soon as he stepped on board ship - as the midshipman who was seasick in Spithead. But he was soon to gain his sea legs. Amid battle, action and adventure he proves himself time and time again - courageous in danger, resourceful in moments of difficulty and decisive in times of trouble.
What happens when we discover who we really are? And how do we come to terms with it? This book is a dark love story set against a backdrop of unadulterated evil, and a journey into the depths and contradictions of the human soul.
Ranging from the rural wilds of Australia to Manhattan via Tokyo, this work presents an exploration of art, fraud, responsibility and redemption. It is narrated by the twin voices of the artist, Butcher Bones, and his 'damaged two-hundred-and-twenty-pound brother', Hugh.
Zora Neale Hurston's masterpiece is perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature. Published as part of a beautifully designed series to mark the 40th anniversary of the Virago Modern Classics.