A new book by author Richard Flanagan will be published on Friday, but it’s not your typical book: It’s called The Great Gattagaz.
Flanagan’s new novel, The Great Gardener, is about a young gardener who learns he’s a celebrity when he discovers that he’s the gardener of a major fashion house.
Flannagan says the book will be about a lot of things, including the changing world of celebrity and the ’80s, but his book is also about the changing nature of his profession and the rise of Amazon.
FlANNAGAN: I started out at a small independent bookshop in Dublin, in the early 80s.
There was nothing fancy about it.
The shop wasn’t the biggest in the city, but there was something about the atmosphere and the staff that I really enjoyed, and I was lucky enough to work with a lot more experienced people than I had worked with in my previous job.
It was an environment where I could really get to know people and really be part of their lives.
I was part of a team that was really good at it, and it was really fun to work in a shop.
But then there was an accident and I had to leave and I went to the US.
I worked at a bookstore in Chicago.
It’s a small city and you work for a couple of weeks, but then you come back to your hometown and you realise that you’re part of the same team.
I’m not sure I’m really a huge fan of working in small shops anymore, but I had a fantastic time there, and that was a great experience for me.
It gave me a lot to think about.
And I realised that my job was to be a celebrity, and people like that, I’m sure would like to have a piece of me, or be a part of it.
FLANNAGANC: In the book, he writes about how he’s been inundated with emails from people wanting to work for him after he left the bookshop.
One of them said, “You can do this, but you have to sell the book”.
I’ve never sold a book before.
It didn’t take long for me to realise that this was a big deal.
It means you’re going to get paid for your work, and you can do that with Amazon.
It meant I could get paid.
It made me realise that I was able to do whatever I wanted.
It also made me feel like I was doing something worthwhile.
I think that’s the biggest thing I learnt, that I’m a person and I can do whatever the hell I want to do, and my job is to be part, or part of, the culture.
FLANAGAN (on Amazon): When I left the shop, I realised I was going to have to write the book myself.
And so I started writing, but for a while I was writing in a small office, in my basement, and then I got a job in the US as an agent, and this was where I was getting paid.
And then, in 1989, I got an email from a man who had written for me, and he said, ‘You should really write this book’.
I thought, this is amazing, I’ve got to do it.
And it took me a few years, but after I’d written The Great Garden, I wrote it myself.
FLANKAN: When I was working in the book shop, there were people who loved to work there, so when I left I started my own shop.
And what I realised, in writing the book itself, was that I could sell books.
It doesn’t matter if I’m writing it in the basement, in a hotel, or even in a café, if you have a big sales operation it’s great.
So when I came to the decision to sell, it was the right thing to do.
I knew that if I didn’t sell the title I would be losing a significant amount of money.
And there’s no doubt that I would have made more money had I been selling.
FLANGAN: And I also realised that when I sold the book there was no guarantee that the publisher would give it the kind of attention it deserved.
It had been a great book, but people would not necessarily want to buy the book if it wasn’t good.
I thought that if this is going to be something that people read and think about, they would want to read it.
I could see that in the way the book was written.
There were a lot the characters talked about, and there was a lot about their lives, and how they did it.
They talked about how they worked, how they travelled, and even their favourite restaurants.
FLAUNGAN: It was