Bryce Courtenay Matthew Flinders' Cat

ISBN 13: 9780143000983

Matthew Flinders' Cat

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9780143000983: Matthew Flinders' Cat

Billy O'Shannessy, once prominent in law circles, is now on the street where he sleeps on a bench underneath a window of the State Library, on the sill of which rests a bronze statue of Matthew Flinders' cat, Trim. Ryan is a ten-year-old, a street kid heading for all the usual trouble and whose mother is a heroin addict. The two meet and form an unlikely and often difficult friendship. Appealing to the boy's imagination by telling him the story of the circumnavigation of Australia told through Trim's eyes, Billy is drawn deeply into Ryan's life and the Sydney underworld. Over several months the two begin the mutual process of rehabilitation. Matthew Flinders' Cat is a modern-day story of a city, it's crime, the plight of the homeless and the politics of greed and perversion. It is also a story of the human heart.

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Bryce Courtenay
Published by Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd (2004)
ISBN 10: 0143000985 ISBN 13: 9780143000983
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Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Penguin Books (NZ) Ltd, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110143000985

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