“[A] novel about fish the way Moby-Dick is a novel about whales, or Ulysses is a novel about the events of a single day. . . . a wondrous, phantasmagorical meditation on art and history and nature . . . a novel that welds a Joycean love of language to a billowing, Melvillian vision of the world.” —Michiko Kakutani,
The New York Times
Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North
is shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.