FROM THE WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014
'A seamless masterpiece' - Independent on Sunday
'A truly great book that will be read by serious people long after most of the literary fiction of our time is forgotten' - Sunday Herald
Once upon a time that was called 1828, before all fishes in the sea and all living things on the land were destroyed, there was a man named William Buelow Gould, a white convict who fell in love with a black woman and discovered too late that to love is not safe. Silly Billy Gould, invader of Australia, liar, murderer and forger, condemned to the most feared penal colony in the British Empire and there ordered to paint a book of fish.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing