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Impossible the Next Paul Karp

Impossible the Next

Paul Karp

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In this postmodern parody of historical and travel writing, a correspondent is dispatched to Sydney, Australia and goes rogue, sending back a series of absurd stories imagining false histories of real places which satirise the city and its people.AsMoreIn this postmodern parody of historical and travel writing, a correspondent is dispatched to Sydney, Australia and goes rogue, sending back a series of absurd stories imagining false histories of real places which satirise the city and its people.As he surveys the famous sights, such as the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach, an arm-wrestle develops over the itinerary with the imagined Reader. At first his misrepresentation is harmless enough, but will the correspondent himself be the ultimate victim of his inability to tell fact from fiction?Meet: hypocritical hipsters, arboricidal elites, competitive developers, and dissatisfied suburbanites.Wine and dine: at unreliable restaurants with prophetic desserts, precocious small bars and complacent pubs.Experience: a high-stakes flutter, an evolving cinema, and prosperity preaching.Learn the truth: about a cross-dressing governor, luckless architect, a mad order ofbrick-making monks and the true landing place of the First Fleet.This is Sydney – beautiful one minute, impossible the next.