book cover of The Gift of Speed
Added by 1 of our members
 

The Gift of Speed

(2004)
(The second book in the Glenroy series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Steven Carroll's The Gift of Speed

Paperback Editions

July 2011 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Gift of Speed
Author(s): Steven Carroll
ISBN: 0-09-953728-1 / 978-0-09-953728-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2008 : Australia Paperback
thumb

Title: The Gift of Speed
Author(s): Steven Carroll
ISBN: 0-7322-8899-1 / 978-0-7322-8899-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: 4th Estate AU
Availability: Amazon AU   


2004 : Australia Paperback
thumb

Title: Gift of Speed
Author(s): Steven Carroll
ISBN: 0-7322-7832-5 / 978-0-7322-7832-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: 4th Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Gift of Speed
Author(s): Steven Carroll
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2012 : Australia Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Gift of Speed (Glenroy Book 2)
Author(s): Steven Carroll
Publisher: 4th Estate
Availability: Amazon AU