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His Illegal Self by Peter Carey
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Feb 21, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: audiobook
Read from March 13 to 15, 2011

Reviewers' problems with following the narration were perhaps mitigated with audiobook version that I listened to. I found this a completely absorbing novel, with facts that are revealed slowly and a point of view that changes between the two main characters. Set in the 70s, mother-figure Anna/Dile, kidnaps Che/Jay, and takes him from his privileged New York home to the outback of Australia. Their relationship, as well as the one with their friend/protector, Trevor, forms the main core of the story. I found the emotions very believable and enjoyed the political drama against which the novel is set.

Narration by Stefan Rudnicki is outstanding.

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