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The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island

The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island (Paperback)

By Hooper, Chloe

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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. A... read full description below.

ISBN 9780143010661
Barcode 9780143010661
Published 9 September 2009 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143010661
ISBN-10 0143010662
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Australia
Publication Date 9 September 2009
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hooper, Chloe
Category True Crime
Australian
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 270g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 364.349915
Catalogue Code PENGU

Description of this Book

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. For more information

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Author's Bio

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.

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