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The Burial
Author: Courtney Collins

ISBN: 9781760110918
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1 June 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8
Description:
A breathtakingly brilliant debut novel in the tradition of Cormac McCarthy - inspired by Australia's last bushranger, young woman Jessie Hickman.

'This extraordinary novel-propelled by the dark, rich talents of a truly brilliant writer-dazzles, staggers and amazes.' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

It is the dawn of the twentieth century in Australia and a woman has done an unspeakable thing.

Twenty-two-year-old Jessie has served a two-year sentence for horse rustling. As a condition of her release she is apprenticed to Fitzgerald 'Fitz' Henry, who wants a woman to allay his loneliness in a valley populated by embittered ex-soldiers. Fitz wastes no time in blackmailing Jessie and involving her in his business of horse rustling and cattle duffing.

When Fitz is wounded in an accident he hires Aboriginal stockman, Jack Brown, to steal horses with Jessie. Soon both Jack Brown and Jessie are struggling against the oppressive and deadening grip of Fitz.

One catastrophic night turns Jessie's life on its head and she must flee for her life. From her lonely outpost, the mountains beck...

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