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The Shark Net

Drewe, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0670888095 / ISBN 13: 9780670888092
Verlag: Viking Adult
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Titel: The Shark Net

Verlag: Viking Adult

Einband: Hardcover


Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st Edition

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A haunting fusion of literary memoir and true crime from an internationally acclaimed novelist, Robert Drewe, whose literary stature in Australia is comparable to that of Richard Ford or Cormac McCarthy, is already capturing a wider world with work the Sunday Times of London calls "spellbinding" and the Independent "cinematically immediate, crackling with an intensity of sense." In The Shark Net, his first major work of nonfiction, he uses his lyrical sensibility to combine a deeply disturbing chronicle of multiple murder with a starkly intimate picture of his own adolescence.

Perth has been called the most isolated city in the world, but Drewe's family lived in what was thought a comfortable, tidy little suburb on the "good" side of the Swan river. Appearances were deceiving. Across the river, living rather differently, was Eric Cooke, a man with a hare lip, seven children, and a habit of slipping over the river at night to murder whom he chose--including a friend of Drewe's. Drewe recreates the eerie unreality of a community held in terror for five years and events that marked him for life. This picture of the dark life hidden in the blandest of suburbs will resonate in America today as much as, or more than, anywhere in the world.

"Deft, nuanced, and beautifully structured--the equal of the novels that have made Drewe one of Australia's most loved and celebrated writers."--Peter Carey, Booker Prize-winning author of Oscar and Lucinda

About the Author:

Robert Drewe, one of Australia's premier literary novelists, has won many national and international awards for his work. He has written seven novels as well as short stories, plays, and articles.

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