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Author: Peter Carey
Peter Carey's first novel concerns Harry Joy, an advertising executive in the thick of a mid-life crisis. He has had a heart attack; his wife is pressuring him to move to New York City; his kids are into drugs, sex, and money. When his wife commits him to a mental hospital, Harry escapes and throws himself into a new relationship with a politica...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060913557
ISBN-10: 006091355X
Publication Date: 1/1992
Pages: 296
Edition: Reissue

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Publisher: Harpercollins Publisher
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Wonderful, absurd, dark, but ultimately optimistic. It's about Harry Joy, a thirty-nine year old man who has a heart attack, briefly dies, comes back, and realizes his entire life is a sham. It's so visceral, I could feel it in my bones as I read it. It speaks to our longing for a better, more authentic existence. It's a modern Australian hipppie fantasy about Harry Joy's midlife crisis and ultimate redemption.
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