The Resource Snake Island

Snake Island

Label
Snake Island
Title
Snake Island
Statement of responsibility
Ben Hobson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Snake Island takes you to the limits of human emotion. A vivid, consuming dive into family loyalty, violence, and the hearts broken when the two collide.' Candice Fox, bestselling author of Crimson LakeVernon and Penelope Moore never want to see their son Caleb again. Not after he hit his wife and ended up in gaol. A lifetime of careful parental love wiped out in a moment.But when retired teacher Vernon hears that Caleb is being regularly visited and savagely bashed by a local criminal as the police stand by, he knows he has to act. What has his life been as a father if he turns his back on his son in his hour of desperate need? He realises with shame that he has failed Caleb. But no longer.The father of the man bashing Caleb is head of a violent crime family. The town lives in fear of him but Vernon is determined to fix things in a civilised way, father to father. If he shows respect, he reasons, it will be reciprocated. But how wrong he is.And what hell has he brought down on his family?Reading like a morality tale Western but in a starkly beautiful Australian setting, Snake Island is a propulsive literary thriller written with great clarity and power. It will take you to the edge and keep you there long after the final page is turned.'A rollicking tale of crime, corruption, and vengeance.' Mark Brandi, bestselling author of Wimmera 'Remarkable. Ben Hobson's characters are deeply flawed, deeply human and beautifully realised. Part Western, part Greek tragedy, part morality tale - yet wholly original.' Chris Hammer, bestselling author of Scrublands
Summary
Vernon and Penelope never want to see their son Caleb again. Not after he bashed his wife and ended up in gaol. A lifetime of careful parental love wiped out in a moment. But when Vernon, a retired teacher, hears that Caleb is being regularly visited and savagely beaten by a local criminal as the police stand by, he knows he has to act.
Tone
Writing style
Character
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Cataloging source
SALS
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Hobson, Ben
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Snake Island
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8dd6d928-a2c0-497e-9352-37a27acea9f5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760871925
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Snake Island
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8dd6d928-a2c0-497e-9352-37a27acea9f5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760871925
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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