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Only Killers and Thieves

Label
Only Killers and Thieves
Title
Only Killers and Thieves
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Paul Howarth
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in the searing, deserted outback of 19th century Australia, a powerful debut novel about family, empire and raceOne scorching day in Australia's deserted outback, Tommy McBride and his brother Billy return home to discover that their parents have been brutally murdered.Distraught and desperate for revenge, the young men set out in search of the killers. But the year is 1885, and the only man who can help them is the cunning and ruthless John Sullivan – wealthy landowner and their father's former employer.Rallying a posse of men, Sullivan defers to the deadly Inspector Noone and his Queensland Native Police - an infamous arm of colonial power whose sole purpose is the 'dispersal' of Indigenous Australians in 'protection' of settler rights. The retribution that follows will leave a lasting scar on the colony and the country it later becomes. It will also haunt Tommy for the rest of his life.Set against Australia's stunningly harsh landscapes, Only Killers and Thieves is a compelling, devastating novel about cruelty and survival, injustice and honour - and about two brothers united in grief, then forever torn apart.Paul Howarth was born and grew up in the UK before moving to Melbourne in his late twenties. He lived in Australia for over six years, gained dual-citizenship in 2012, and now lives in Norwich with his family. He graduated from the UEA Creative Writing MA in 2015 and was awarded the Malcolm Bradbury Scholarship. Only Killers and Thieves is his first novel
Summary
It is 1885, and a crippling drought threatens to ruin the McBride family. Their land is parched, their cattle starving. When the rain finally comes, it is a miracle that renews their hope for survival. But returning home from an afternoon swimming at a remote waterhole filled by the downpour, fourteen-year-old Tommy and sixteen-year-old Billy meet with a shocking tragedy
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Writing style
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10619937
Cataloging source
BT
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1978-
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Howarth, Paul
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
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750
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Western
Target audience
adult
Label
Only Killers and Thieves
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:e197a11e-acc8-4467-90a4-f111e6659ec0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781911590040
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Only Killers and Thieves
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e197a11e-acc8-4467-90a4-f111e6659ec0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781911590040
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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