The Conversations at Curlow Creek

The Conversations at Curlow Creek

Book - 1996
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A new work of fiction by the author of Remembering Babylon. It is 1827, and, in a remote hut high on the plains of New South Wales, two strangers spend the night in talk. One, an illiterate Irishman, and ex-convict and bushranger, is to be hanged at dawn. The other is the police officer who has been sent to supervise the hanging. As the night wears on, the two men share memories and uncover unlikely connections between their lives. 240 pp. Author tour. 20,000 print.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [1996]
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780679442660
0679442669
Branch Call Number: FIC MALOUF 1996
Characteristics: 233 pages ; 22 cm

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Oct 17, 2015

A little knowledge of the English Imperial proto-gulag would be very helpful to appreciate this book, which is mostly an interweaving of two similar lives that ended up on two sides of the law, and also of living and dying. Most of the book is their backstory.

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