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Description - The The Broken Shore by Peter Temple

Joe Cashin was different once. He moved easily then; was surer and less thoughtful. But there are consequences when you've come so close to dying. For Cashin, they included a posting away from the world of Homicide to the quiet place on the coast where he grew up. Now all he has to do is play the country cop and walk the dogs. And sometimes think about how he was before. Then prominent local Charles Bourgoyne is bashed and left for dead. Everything seems to point to three boys from the nearby Aboriginal community; everyone seems to want it to. But Cashin is unconvinced. And as tragedy unfolds relentlessly into tragedy, he finds himself holding onto something that might be better let go. Peter Temple's gift for compelling plots and evocative, compassionately drawn characters has earnt him a reputation as the grand master of Australian crime writing. The Broken Shore is a novel about a place, about family, about politics and power, and the need to live decently in a world where so much is rotten. It is a work as moving as it is gripping, and one that defies the boundaries of genre.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781922147400
ISBN-10: 1922147400
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: The Text Publishing Company
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2014
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Peter Temple

Peter Temple is the author of 9 novels, including four books in the Jack Irish series. He has won the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction five times, and his widely acclaimed novels have been published in over twenty countries. The Broken Shore won the UK's prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger for the best crime novel of 2007 and Truth won the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award, the first time a crime writer has won an award of this calibre anywhere in the world. Temple's first two novels Bad Debts and Black Tide have been made into films with Guy Pearce starring as Jack Irish.

Books By Peter Temple

Truth by Peter Temple
Paperback, August 2010
Shooting Star by Peter Temple
Paperback, March 2008
Bad Debts: Jack Irish tie in by Peter Temple
Paperback, July 2012
Black Tide: Jack Irish Tie In by Peter Temple
Paperback, July 2012