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Description - The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper

The story of a death, a policeman, an island and a country.

The Tall Man is the story of Palm Island, the tropical paradise where one morning Cameron Doomadgee swore at a policeman and forty minutes later lay dead in a watch-house cell. It is the story of that policeman, the tall, enigmatic Christopher Hurley who chose to work in some of the toughest and wildest places in Australia, and of the struggle to bring him to trial. Above all, it is a story in luminous detail of two worlds clashing - and a haunting moral puzzle that no reader will forget.

Selected for 'Best books of the year' lists by Ali Smith, Colm T ibin, Matt Condon, Peter Carey,, The Globe & Mail and Dwight Garner in The New York Times.

'The country's finest work of literature so far this century. A haunting moral maze, described with such intimate observation and exquisite restraint that I kept pausing to take a breath and silently cheer the author ... I n her tale of the fatal collision between two 36-year-old males, black Cameron Doomadgee and white Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley, Hooper ... has produced an Australian classic.' Robert Drewe, The Age

'Hooper followed the case and its main characters for two and a half years, and she does their complexity a remarkable justice ... Extraordinary.' Alison McCulloch, New York Times Book Review

'A gripping, heart-stopping piece of true-crime reportage ... Deserves the widest possible audience.' Brian Schofield, Sunday Times (UK)

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143010661
ISBN-10: 0143010662
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 131mm x 21mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Penguin Books Australia
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Chloe Hooper

Chloe Hooper's first novel, A Child's Book of True Crime, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times Notable Book. The Tall Man, her non-fiction account of the death in custody of Cameron Doomadgee, won many literary awards.

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