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Only killers and thieves : a novel, Paul Howarth

Label
Only killers and thieves : a novel
Title
Only killers and thieves
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Paul Howarth
Title variation
Only killers & thieves
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two brothers are exposed to the brutal realities of life and the seductive cruelty of power in this riveting debut novel, a story of savagery and race, injustice and honor, set in the untamed frontier of 1880s Australia. An epic tale of revenge and survival, Only Killers and Thieves is a gripping and utterly transporting debut, bringing to vivid life a colonial Australia that bears a striking resemblance to the American Wild West in its formative years. 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. Thirsting for vengeance against the man they believe has wronged them, their former Aboriginal stockman, the distraught brothers turn to the ruthless and cunning John Sullivan, the wealthiest landowner in the region and their father's former employer. Sullivan gathers a posse led by the dangerous and fascinating Inspector Edmund Noone and his Queensland Native Police, an infamous arm of British colonial power charged with the "dispersal" of indigenous Australians to protect white settler rights. As they ride across the barren outback in pursuit, their harsh and horrifying journey will have a devastating impact on Tommy, tormenting him for the rest of his life and will hold enduring consequences for a young country struggling to come into its own. Recreating a period of Australian and British history as evocative and violent as the American frontier era, this is an unforgettable story of family, guilt, empire, race, manhood, and faith
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
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619937
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Howarth, Paul
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
750
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Vigilantes
  • Revenge
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Only killers and thieves : a novel, Paul Howarth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061568552
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780062690968
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
bl2017052403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987768107
Label
Only killers and thieves : a novel, Paul Howarth
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061568552
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780062690968
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
bl2017052403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987768107

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