Review: Gould’s book of Fish

Gould's Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish

Auteur: Richard Flanagan
Titel: Gould’s book of fish
Ondertitel: A novel in twelve fish
Genre: Literatuur, historiografische metafictie
Taal: Engels
: 2001
Aantal bladzijden: 404
Gelezen: 7 – 11 december

Once upon a time that was called 1828, before all the living things on the land and the fishes in the sea were destroyed, there was a man named William Buelow Gould, a convict in Van Dieman’s Land who fell in love with a black woman and discovered too late that to love is not safe. Silly Billy Gould, invader of Australia, liar, murderer, forger, fantasist, condemned to live in the most brutal penal colony in the British Empire, and there ordered to paint a book of fish. Once upon a time, miraculous things happened…
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