Smokescreens and Searchlights (Paperback)Bill Guy (author)
Paperback 280 Pages / Published: 16/12/2003
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The title of Bill Guy's first novel is a double metaphor; smokescreens for the attempts to cover up, and searchlights for the efforts to expose. A mining company exploiting a gold deposit in Central Australia cuts corners on its environmental protection procedures, and, as a result, a poisonous seepage contaminates a nearby water hole. Two boys are poisoned by swimming in the water hole, and one of them dies. A young newspaper editor fastens on the incident and sets out to expose the corporate-political corruption and the cover-up. The newspaper and the Outback become virtual characters in the drama, one reaching out from its metropolitan base to uncover corporate bastardry in the remote interior. Bill Guy has spent a working lifetime in journalism, and was for many years foreign editor of the Adelaide Advertiser. His biography of Clyde Cameron, A Life on the Left was published in 1999 and was shortlisted for the Festival Awards for Literature in 2000.
Publisher: Wakefield Press
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 230 x 150 mm
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