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Carry Me Down

Carry Me Down

John Egan has an unusual talent: he knows when people are lying. He hopes that one day this gift will bring him fame and guarantee his entry into the Guinness Book of World Records, but until then, he must deal with the destructive undercurrents of his loving but fragile family. However, John’s obsession with uncovering the truth soon becomes a violent and frightening fixation.

About the Author

M J Hyland

M J Hyland was born to Irish parents in London in June 1968. She spent her early childhood in Dublin and when she was 11 the family relocated to Australia and settled in Melbourne. Hyland worked as a lawyer for 6 years after completing an Arts/Law degree at the University of Melbourne in 1996.

Her books include How the Light Gets In (2004), shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize; and Carry Me Down (2006), shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize.  She also won the Sydney Morning Herald Award for Best Australian Novelist (2004).

Hyland currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.