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The Resource The burial, Courtney Collins

The burial, Courtney Collins

Label
The burial
Title
The burial
Statement of responsibility
Courtney Collins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is inspired by Australia's last bushranger, young woman Jessie Hickman. It is the dawn of the twentieth century in Australia and a woman has done an unspeakable thing. Twenty-two-year-old Jessie has served a two-year sentence for horse rustling. As a condition of her release she is apprenticed to Fitzgerald 'Fitz' Henry, who wants a woman to allay his loneliness in a valley populated by embittered ex-soldiers. Fitz wastes no time in blackmailing Jessie and involving her in his business of horse rustling and cattle duffing. When Fitz is wounded in an accident he hires Aboriginal stockman, Jack Brown, to steal horses with Jessie. Soon both Jack Brown and Jessie are struggling against the oppressive and deadening grip of Fitz. One catastrophic night turns Jessie's life on its head and she must flee for her life. From her lonely outpost, the mountains beckon as a place to escape. First she must bury the evidence. But how do you bury the evidence when the evidence is part of yourself?
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Summary
Sold by her parents to a traveling circus at age 12, Jessie Hickman becomes a tightrope walker, a horse thief, a convict, an abused wife, and, finally, a murderer. Pursued across the Australian Outback by law enforcement officials, Jessie's best hope for survival is to reunite with her aboriginal lover, stockman Jack Brown, who may or may not be in league with the authorities. Set in the 1920s and based on the life of a legendary Australian outlaw, bushranger, and all-around "wild woman," this novel may appeal to fans of Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160716
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, Courtney
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Hickman, Elizabeth Jessie
  • Bushrangers
  • Horse stealing
Target audience
adult
Label
The burial, Courtney Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000049661574
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
296 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743311875
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The burial, Courtney Collins
Publication
Control code
000049661574
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
296 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743311875
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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