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Only killers and thieves : a novel, Paul Howarth, (large print)

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Only killers and thieves : a novel
Title
Only killers and thieves
Title remainder
a novel
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Paul Howarth
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Only killers & thieves
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eng
Summary
Two brothers are exposed to the brutal realities of life and the seductive cruelty of power in this riveting debut novel, a story of savagery and race, injustice and honor, set in the untamed frontier of 1880s Australia. An epic tale of revenge and survival, Only Killers and Thieves is a gripping and utterly transporting debut, bringing to vivid life a colonial Australia that bears a striking resemblance to the American Wild West in its formative years. It is 1885, and a crippling drought threatens to ruin the McBride family. Their land is parched, their cattle starving. When the rain finally comes, it is a miracle that renews their hope for survival. But returning home from an afternoon swimming at a remote waterhole filled by the downpour, fourteen-year-old Tommy and sixteen-year-old Billy meet with a shocking tragedy. Thirsting for vengeance against the man they believe has wronged them, their former Aboriginal stockman, the distraught brothers turn to the ruthless and cunning John Sullivan, the wealthiest landowner in the region and their father’s former employer. Sullivan gathers a posse led by the dangerous and fascinating Inspector Edmund Noone and his Queensland Native Police, an infamous arm of British colonial power charged with the "dispersal" of indigenous Australians to protect white settler rights. As they ride across the barren outback in pursuit, their harsh and horrifying journey will have a devastating impact on Tommy, tormenting him for the rest of his life and will hold enduring consequences for a young country struggling to come into its own. Recreating a period of Australian and British history as evocative and violent as the American frontier era, this is an unforgettable story of family, guilt, empire, race, manhood, and faith
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NJB
Dewey number
823/.92
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Only killers and thieves : a novel, Paul Howarth, (large print)
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Only killers and thieves : a novel, Paul Howarth, (large print)
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23 cm
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524 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062792099
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(paperback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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large print

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