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The Gift of Speed

The Gift of Speed

(2004)
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In 1960 the West Indies arrive in Australia and Michael, who is sixteen, is enthralled. If, like his heroes, he has the gift of speed, he will move beyond his suburb into the great world ...As his summer unfolds, Michael realises that there are other ways to live. When the calypso chorus accompanying Frank Worrell and his team fades, Michael has leartn many things ...about his parents, a girl called Kathleen Marsden, and about himself. The Gift of Speed is a masterful blend of story-telling, memorable characters and a uniquely Australian sensibility by a novelist at the height of his powers.

 
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Paperback Editions

July 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Gift of Speed
Author(s): Steven Carroll
ISBN: 0-09-953728-1 / 978-0-09-953728-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
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January 2006 : Australia Paperback
Title: Gift of Speed
Author(s): Steven Carroll
ISBN: 0-7322-7833-3 / 978-0-7322-7833-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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July 2004 : Australia Paperback
Title: Gift of Speed
Author(s): Steven Carroll
ISBN: 0-7322-7832-5 / 978-0-7322-7832-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Gift of Speed
Author(s): Steven Carroll
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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