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The Playmaker

Thomas Keneally

Published by Simon & Schuster, 1987
ISBN 10: 0671493434 / ISBN 13: 9780671493431
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Title: The Playmaker

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition.


SIGNED and dated by Thomas Keneally on the title page. Volume has a small stain on the top edge and a remainder mark on the bottom edge. The unclipped dust jacket has a tiny chip at the top front corner and exhibits overall light age toning. The jacket is sleeved in mylar. First American edition. Bookseller Inventory # 1004170034

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Synopsis: In 1789 in Sydney Cove, the remotest penal colony of the British Empire, a group of convicts and one of their captors unite to stage a play. As felons, perjurers and whores rehearse, their playmaker becomes strangely seduced. For the play's power is mirrored in the rich, varied life of this primitive land, and, not least, in the convict and actress, Mary Brenham.

Product Description: Keneally's magnificent story of a young officer in a penal colony during the founding days of Australia transports readers through layer after layer of life in Sydney Cove, Australia. Advertising in New York Review of Books and Village Voice Literary Supplement.

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