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Gotham : The Wisdom Tree : Book 1 - Nick Earls


The Wisdom Tree : Book 1

Paperback Published: 1st May 2016
ISBN: 9780992498580
Number Of Pages: 136

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Wisdom Tree - Five Novellas by best selling author Nick Earls

Inkerman & Blunt will release one novella at a time, on the first of every month from May to September 2016. The novella is back disturbing the literary waters and Australia is leading the surge and Inkerman & Blunt is stirring the waves with these five pocket-sized finely crafted, richly intelligent novellas. Wisdom Tree is the accessible book for twenty-first century time poor, screen devoted readers.

Published as Cargoes in Griffith Review 50 Tall Tales Short The Novella Project III, Gotham tells of the encounter between music journalist, Jeff Foster and ‘boy pharaoh’, Na$ti Boi. It reveals how hollow celebrities cast their spell. Think, Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe.

Nick Earls is the award winning author of twelve novels and numerous shorter works. With the publication of the Word Hunters trilogy (Penguin 2012­?2013), he is now officially also a children’s writer.


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I really liked the writers tone and am fascinated by the simplicity of the story. It wasn't quite what I had expected, not a standard story that's for sure, but I took some lessons from it and learnt more about people. I'm looking forward to reading the next novella.




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"This floored me. The format is a game changer and the linked novellas combine to create the best book I’ve read in 12 years, since David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas. Five complex and distinct stories set in New York, Brisbane, Vancouver, Alaska and L.A. that somehow magically meet—I can’t quite believe it. Earls has never had his due but if this doesn’t get incredible press from here to Timbuktu, then publishing truly is broken. Or maybe he just fixed it, because Wisdom Tree is a transcendent wonder."—Chris Flynn, author of Tiger in Edenand The Glass Kingdom

'Gotham is the deceptively unobtrusive short book that marks the beginning of one of the most ambitious fiction projects being undertaken in Australian publishing.' Read the full review as published in The Australian

ISBN: 9780992498580
ISBN-10: 0992498589
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 1st May 2016
Publisher: Inkerman & Blunt
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 15.7 x 12.0

Nick Earls

About the Author

Nick Earls is the author of twenty books, including bestselling novels Zigzag Street, Bachelor Kisses and Perfect Skin. His work has been published internationally in English and in translation. Zigzag Street won a Betty Trask Award in the UK in 1998, and Perfect Skin was the only novel nominated for an Australian Comedy Award in 2003. 48 Shades of Brown was awarded Book of the Year (older readers) by the Children's Book Council of Australia in 2000, and in the US it was a Kirkus Reviews selection in its books of the year for 2004.

48 Shades of Brown and Perfect Skin have been adapted into feature films, with Solo un Padre, the film adapted from the Italian edition of Perfect Skin, a top-ten box office hit in Italy in 2008. After January, 48 Shades of Brown, Zigzag Street and Perfect Skin have all been successfully adapted for theatre, and the Zigzag Street play toured nationally in 2005. The True Story Of Butterfish was also performed as a play. 

Most recently, his five loosely connected Wisdom Tree novellas, Gotham, Venice, Vancouver, Juneau and NoHo have been described as "triumphant and extraordinary".

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