Amnesia (Carey novel)

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Amnesia
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AuthorPeter Carey
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
GenreLiterary
PublisherHamish Hamilton, Australia
Publication date
2014
Media typePrint (Hardback)
Pages384 pp
ISBN9781926428604
Preceded byThe Chemistry of Tears 

Amnesia is a 2014 novel by Australian author Peter Carey.

Plot summary[edit]

The novel follows the story of journalist Felix Moore who is writing an investigative piece about Gaby Baillieux, a young Australian computer hacker. Baillieux has written a computer virus which is originally intended to open the doors of Australian prison cells, but which also finds its way to the US.

The novel makes connections between various incidents in Australia's past (the 1942 Battle of Brisbane and the 1975 sacking of the Whitlam government) to build a picture of conspiracy and political interference.

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Awards[edit]

  • 2015 shortlisted for the Indie Awards - Fiction
  • 2013 longlisted for the ALS Gold Medal
  • 2014 shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) — Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year

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