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The Tall Man

Chloe Hooper


PUBLISHED: 9th September 2009
ISBN: 9780143010661
ANNOTATION:
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, and of the struggle to bring him to trial. Above all, it is a story in luminous detail of two worlds clashing.
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PUBLISHED: 9th September 2009
ISBN: 9780143010661
ANNOTATION:
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, and of the struggle to bring him to trial. Above all, it is a story in luminous detail of two worlds clashing.

Annotation

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, and of the struggle to bring him to trial. Above all, it is a story in luminous detail of two worlds clashing.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

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.

Product Details

Author
Chloe Hooper
Pages
288
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Year
2009
ISBN-10
0143010662
ISBN-13
9780143010661
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
Australia
Subtitle
Death and Life on Palm Island
Publication Date
2009-09-09
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