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The Playmaker

Thomas Keneally

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ISBN 10: 0671493434 / ISBN 13: 9780671493431
Published by Simon & Schuster, 1987
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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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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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.

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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.

About the Author:

Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty novels since. They include Schindler's Ark, which won the Booker Prize in 1982 and was subsequently made into the film Schindler's List, and The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith, Confederates and Gossip From The Forest, each of which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent novels are The Daughters Of Mars, which was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize in 2013, and Shame and the Captives. He has also written several works of non-fiction, including his memoir Homebush Boy, Searching for Schindler and Australians. He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney.

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