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Description - The Sinkings by Amanda Curtin

In 1882, human remains were discovered at the Sinkings, a lonely campsite near Albany, Western Australia. The surgeon conducting the autopsy claimed they were those of a woman. Why, then, was the victim later identified as Little Jock, a former convict? And why was the murder so brutal, so gruesome? More than a hundred years later, Willa Samson embarks on a long and lonely search to find out. The Sinkings is a story within a story, the tragic historical account of Little Jock's life embedded within a contemporary narrative of a mother's guilt and grief. Beautifully crafted, the novel deals with the dilemma confronting parents of an intersexed child and the issue of gender. While a work of fiction, the discovery of Little Jock's remains and the controversy surrounding their identification are actual events.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781921401114
ISBN-10: 1921401117
Format: Paperback
(193mm x 130mm x 33mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: University of Western Australia Press
Publisher: UWA Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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