Dust Off the Bones (Hardback)Paul Howarth (author)
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In this gripping sequel to Only Killers and Thieves, Howarth returns to the Australian outback weaving another fast-paced and intricate story of two brothers, traumatic memories and the hunger for retribution.
Even in the vast outback, the past can't stay buried for ever
Death follows Tommy McBride everywhere. Five years ago his family was murdered, now a freak accident sends him fleeing into the wilderness of the Australian outback with a man lying dead in his wake. But Tommy is haunted by even worse - as children, he and his brother Billy witnessed the state-sanctioned massacre of the Kurrong people, and they haven't seen each other since.
When an official enquiry is launched into the massacre, the successful life that Billy has built for himself comes under threat. He desperately needs to find Tommy, long disappeared into the bush. And he's not the only one - ruthless Inspector Noone, the man with perhaps the most to hide, is on Tommy's trail as well.
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
'Dust Off The Bones is a blood-soaked outback saga that brings Australia's bleak history to vivid, page-turning life. Packed with compelling characters and shocking turns, this is essential reading, taking us from the heart of deepest darkness to a place of fragile hope. A brilliant, layered novel unlike anything else you'll read this year. Do not miss it' - Gabriel Bergmoser, author of THE HUNTED
'A tale of violence and redemption in the Australian Outback... Fast-paced and brimming with colorful, realistic detail... A classic cowboy saga is transformed into a complex, sophisticated morality play' - Kirkus (starred review)
'As searing and savage as the Australian frontier setting... [A] masterly tale of trauma and retribution' - Publishers Weekly, starred review
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