Carroll, Steven The Gift of Speed

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The Gift of Speed

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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 leartn 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.

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"If, as they say, the past is another country, then Carroll is the ideal guide" ( Sydney Morning Herald)

"Exquisite . . . There are times in this book where I paused to admire the subtle craft of what Carroll is doing. Every piece of this book is sanded and planed and perfectly joined" ( The Age)

"A must read" ( Australian Publisher & Bookseller)

"An elegantly simple yet carefully crafted and stylishly narrated story" ( Good Reading)

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A poignant and finely crafted novel about the arrival of the West Indian cricket team in small-town Australia. From the winner of the Miles Franklin Award.

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