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ABOUT
THE BOOK

A dark and unsettling tale, set at the turn of the twentieth century, that will stay with you long after you finish reading – from a master of Australian literature.

Out in that country the sun smeared the sky and nothing ever altered, except that one day a scrap man came by . . .

Her name is scarcely known or remembered. All in all, she is worth less than the nine shillings and sixpence counted into her father’s hand. She bides her time. She does her work. Way back in the corner of her mind is a thought she is almost too frightened to shine a light on: one day she will run away.

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Garry
Disher

Gary Disher has published over fifty titles across multiple genres. With a growing international reputation for his best-selling crime novels, he has won four German and three Australian awards for best crime novel of the year, and been longlisted twice for a British CWA Dagger award. In 2018 he received the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award.

Gary Disher has published over fifty titles across multiple genres. With a growing international reputation for his best-selling crime novels, he has won four German and three Australian awards for best crime novel of the year, and been longlisted twice for a British CWA Dagger award. In 2018 he received the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

This is a heartbreakingly beautiful book. Set in the Victoria country around the Great War era, it is dark and bleak and so sad, and yet has that glimmer of hope that might prevail at the end. Complete with the various Dickens type characters, the story really captures what was widespread poverty in the  rural back-blocks; where life was a struggle for so many, where people scraped a living, and barely made ends meet. The author should be proud of this novel; for us it is one of the best this year.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
01/01/2017
Author

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