Malouf, David,: Conversations At Curlow Creek
Book Number: 5299
Chatto & Windus, London, 1996. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 214 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Pages are very lightly tanned throughout. Dust Jacket is not price clipped and in excellent condition. Edges browned slightly. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . The year is 1827, and in a remote hut on the high plains of New South Wales, two strangers spend the night in talk. One, Carney, an illiterate Irishman, ex-convict and bushranger, is to be hanged at dawn. The other, Adair, also Irish, is the police officer who has been sent to supervise the hanging. As the night wears on, the two discover unexpected connections between their lives, and learn new truths. Outside the hut, Adair's troopers sit uneasily, reflecting on their own pasts and futures, waiting for the morning to come. With ironic humour and in prose of starkly evocative power, the novel moves between Australia and Ireland to explore questions of nature and justice, reason and un-reason, the workings of fate, and the small measure of freedom a man may claim in the face of death. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature & Literary; Australia; ISBN: 0701165715. ISBN/EAN: 9780701165710. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5299.