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At its heart, this is a story about love & grief, loss & vengeance.
Set to the violent & chaotic backdrop of the Launceston Railway Riots in 1870's Tasmania in the searing heat of summer the central characters all demonstrate considerable depth to them, their choices & actions blurring the lines of good vs evil in people & behaviours.
Beautiful language & descriptive writing, the place & time itself bearing impact on the characters' decision making, and excellent to see such great storytelling coming from & about Tasmania, especially depicting the difficult times in its history!
Top stuff all round & hopefully a winner of the 2015 Tasmania Book Prize