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The Burnt Country

The Burnt Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Rhoades, Joy

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The stunning new novel from the author of The Woolgrower's Companion, whom the Australian Women's Weekly described as 'a wonderful new voice in literary rural fiction'. A scandalous secret. A deadly bushfire. An agonizing choice. Australia 1948. As a young woman single-handedly r...unning Amiens, a sizeable sheep station in New South Wales, Kate Dowd is expected to fail. In fact the local graziers are doing their best to ensure she does. However Kate cannot risk losing Amiens, or give in to her estranged husband Jack's demands to sell. Because the farm is the only protection she can offer her half-sister Pearl, as the Aborigines Welfare Board calls for her forced adoption. Ostracised by the local community for even acknowledging Pearl, Kate cannot risk another scandal. Which means turning her back on her wartime lover, Luca Canali . . . Then Jack drops a bombshell. He wants a divorce. He'll protect what's left of Kate's reputation, and keep Luca out of it - but at an extortionate price. Soon Kate is putting out fires on all fronts to save her farm, keep her family together and protect the man she loves. Until a catastrophic real fire threatens everything . . . 'This sweeping epic set in rural NSW is about love, family and testing our mettle - and it's compulsively readable. Just the thing for those lazy summer days' Marie Claire on The Woolgrower's Companion
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ISBN 9780143793724
Published AU 6 Aug 2019
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143793724
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Bantam
Published 6 Aug 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Rhoades, Joy
Category Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 467g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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