9780670074068

Making of Martin Sparrow

Cochrane Peter


Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9780670074068
Published: April 2018

Price: $32.99

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Martin Sparrow is already struggling when the Hawkesbury's great flood of March 1806 lays waste to him and his farm.

Luckless, lovelorn and deep in debt, the ex-convict is confronted with a choice. He can buckle down and set about his agricultural recovery, or he can heed the whispers of an earthly paradise on the far side of the mountains - a place where men are truly free - and strike out for a new life. But what chance of renewal is there for a man like Sparrow in either the brutal colony or the forbidding wilderness?

The decision he makes triggers a harrowing chain of events and draws in a cast of extraordinary characters, including Alister Mackie, the chief constable on the river; his deputy, Thaddeus Cuff; the vicious hunter, Griffin Pinney; the Romany girl, Bea Faa; and the young Aboriginal men, Caleb and Moowut'tin, caught between war and peace.

Set against the awe-inspiring immensity of the hinterland west of the Hawkesbury River, this epic of chance and endurance is an immersion into another time, a masterpiece of language and atmosphere. Rich, raw, strangely beautiful and utterly convincing, The Making of Martin Sparrowreveals Peter Cochrane - already one of our leading historians - as one of our most compelling novelists.

Details

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9780670074068
  • Published: April 2018
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Width: 15.4 mm
  • Height: 3.5 mm
  • Depth: not specified
  • Publisher: not specified

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