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Peter Carey: an interview

Jack Maggs: an excerpt

  Booker-Prize winning author Peter Carey artfully recreates Dickensian London in his sixth novel. Inspired by Great Expectations, Jack Maggs is an ambitious tale of murder, deception, and intrigue. At the center of it all is Jack Maggs, a former convict illegally returning from the prison island of Australia seeking vengaence and reconciliation. His is a fast-paced and evocative story. With a sharp eye for language and physical detail, a masterful command of character, and a powerful moral vision, Carey has written one of this year's most entertaining novels.

In this issue of Bold Type you'll find an excerpt from Jack Maggs and an interview with Peter Carey.

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