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The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire

The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hooper, Chloe

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    11 Aug 20

The true story of the most devastating wildfire in Australian history and the search for the man who started it. What kind of person would deliberately start a firestorm? What kind of mind? On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two f...ires in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the highest in the state, more than thirty people were known to the police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn't know. The Arsonist takes readers on the hunt for this man, and inside the strange puzzle of his mind. This book is also the story of fire in Australia, and of a community that owed its existence to that very element. The command of fire has defined and sustained us as a species--understanding its abuse will shape our future. A powerful true-crime thriller written with Hooper's trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that in an age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers.
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ISBN 9781644210000
Released AU 11 Aug 2020
Publisher Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 11 Aug 2020

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ISBN-13 9781644210000
Stock Release date is 11 August 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 11 Aug 2020
Publisher Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Imprint Seven Stories Press
Released 11 Aug 2020
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hooper, Chloe
Category Australian
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code 364.16420994
Weight 368g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Fire investigation - Australia - Latrobe Valley (Vic.), Arson investigation - Australia - Latrobe Valley (Vic.), Forest fires - Australia - Latrobe Valley (Vic.)
ONIX Text General/trade