Captivity captive

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Simon & Schuster, 1989 - Fiction - 214 pages
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A troubling, dark book. About a large, poor family living a life of great hardship and brutality in rural Australia. The father is a ‘sad giant’ of a man, given to violence and very dominating of his ... Read full review

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In 1898 three of the ten Murphy children were found brutually murdered on the Australian frontier, an unsolved crime that became one of the great mysteries of the age. In this fictional account ... Read full review


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About the author (1989)

Author Rodney Hall was born in Birmingham, England in 1935. After World War II, he migrated to Australia. At the age of 16, he left school in Brisbane, but eventually graduated from the University of Queensland in 1971. He has written collections of poetry, biographies, novels, and scripts for both television and radio. He won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award in 1988 for Captivity Captive and the Miles Franklin Award in 1982 for Just Relations and in 1994 for The Grisly Wife.

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