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One of our most inventive and important international literary voices, Richard Flanagan now delivers Wanting, a powerful and moving tale of colonialism, ambition, and the lusts and longings that make us human.

It is 1841. In the remote penal colony of Van Diemen's Land, a barefoot aboriginal girl sits for a portrait in a red silk dress. She is Mathinna, the adopted daughter of the island's governor, Sir John Franklin, and his wife, Lady Jane, and the subject of a grand experiment in civilization—one that will determine whether science, Christianity, and reason can be imposed on savagery, impulse, and desire. Years later, somewhere in the Arctic, Sir John Franklin has disappeared with his crew and two ships on an expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage. England is horrified by reports of cannibalism filtering back from search parties, no one more so than the most celebrated novelist of the day, Charles Dickens, for whom Franklin's story becomes a means to plumb the frozen depths of his own life.

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August 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-84887-071-X / 978-1-84887-071-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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April 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Wanting: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 0-8021-1900-X / 978-0-8021-1900-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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January 2008 : Australia Hardback
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Title: Wanting
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ISBN: 1-74166-655-4 / 978-1-74166-655-7 (Australia edition)
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-78470-292-7 / 978-1-78470-292-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wanting: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 0-8021-4477-2 / 978-0-8021-4477-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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May 2010 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Wanting
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ISBN: 1-55468-511-7 / 978-1-55468-511-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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March 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wanting
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ISBN: 1-84887-077-9 / 978-1-84887-077-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wanting
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ISBN: 1-84887-072-8 / 978-1-84887-072-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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May 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-55468-510-9 / 978-1-55468-510-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Audio Editions

December 2015 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-4890-8794-X / 978-1-4890-8794-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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May 2012 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-74310-746-3 / 978-1-74310-746-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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May 2012 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Wanting
Author(s): Richard Flanagan
ISBN: 1-74319-051-4 / 978-1-74319-051-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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May 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Wanting
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ISBN: 1-74310-948-2 / 978-1-74310-948-9 (Australia edition)
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May 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Wanting
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ISBN: 1-74319-253-3 / 978-1-74319-253-5 (Australia edition)
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January 2010 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Wanting
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ISBN: 1-74214-153-6 / 978-1-74214-153-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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November 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Wanting
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November 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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November 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Wanting
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May 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wanting
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Publisher: Vintage Digital
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June 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Wanting
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June 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Wanting: A Novel
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Publisher: Grove Press
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