One of the classics of Australian literature, Alexis Wright's Miles Franklin award-winning novel is being rereleased in a new edition designed by Jenny Grigg.
Accompanies the April release of Praiseworthy, Wright's first work of fiction since 2014.
Carpentaria is an epic of the Gulf country of north-western Queensland. Its portrait of life in the precariously settled coastal town of Desperance centres on the powerful Phantom family, leader of the Westend Pricklebush people, and its battles with old Joseph Midnight's renegade Eastend mob 2007 on the one hand, and the white officials of Uptown and the neighbouring Gurfurrit mine on the other. Wright's storytelling is operatic and surreal: a blend of myth and scripture, politics and farce.
Carpentaria was the 2007 winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, ALS Gold Medal, Queensland Premier's Literary Award and Victorian Premier's Literary Award. It has been published in the US, UK, France, Italy and China.