Winner of the Man Booker Prize
"Nothing since Cormac McCarthy's "The Road "has shaken me like this." --"The Washington Post
From the author of the acclaimed "Gould's Book of Fish, " a magisterial novel of love and war that traces the life of one man from World War II to the present.
Winner of the Commonwealth Prize
"New York Times Book Review"--Notable Fiction 2002
"Entertainment Weekly"--Best Fiction of 2002
"Los Angeles Times Book Review"--Best of the Best 2002
"Washington Post Book World"--Raves 2002
"Chicago Tribune"--Favorite Books of 2002
"Christian Science Monitor"--Best Books 2002
"Publishers Weekly"--Best Books of 2002
From the internationally acclaimed author of Gould’s Book of Fish comes an astonishing new novel, a riveting portrayal of a society driven by fear. What would you do if you turned on the television and saw you were the most wanted terrorist in the country?
Internationally acclaimed and profoundly moving, Richard Flanagan’s Wanting is a stunning tale of colonialism, ambition, and the lusts and longings that make us human. Now in paperback, it links two icons of Western civilization through a legendarily disastrous arctic exploration, and one of the most infamous episodes in human history: the colonization of Tasmania.