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The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island
 

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

By Hooper, Chloe

The story of a death, a policeman, an island and a country 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,... read full description below.

ISBN 9781742280325
Published 30 June 2008 by Penguin
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ISBN-13 9781742280325
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin eBooks
Publication Date 30 June 2008
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Hooper, Chloe
Category True Stories
True Crime
Australian
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 364.349915
Catalogue Code 665926

Description of this Electronic Book

The story of a death, a policeman, an island and a country 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. 'The country's finest work of literature so far this century. A haunting moral maze, described with such intimate observation and exquisite restraint that I kept pausing to take a breath and silently cheer the author . . . [I]n her tale of the fatal collision between two 36-year-old males, black Cameron Doomadgee and white Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley, Hooper . . . has produced an Australian classic.' Robert Drewe, The Age 'Hooper followed the case and its main characters for two and a half years, and she does their complexity a remarkable justice . . . Extraordinary.' Alison McCulloch, New York Times Book Review 'A gripping, heart-stopping piece of true-crime reportage . . . Deserves the widest possible audience.' Brian Schofield, Sunday Times (UK) 'The book is everything it should be: a sad, beautiful, frightening account of one man's death, interwoven with the brutal history of Palm Island and a golden thread of Aboriginal mythology . . . It is The Tall Man's triumph that Hooper finds the common humanity in the accused and the accuser, the police officer and the street drinker, the living and the dead.' Mark Dapin, Sydney Morning Herald 'The north has chosen to reveal itself to Chloe Hooper.' Paul Toohey, Weekend Australian Selected for 'Best books of the year' lists by Ali Smith, Colm Toibin, Matt Condon, Peter Carey, Salon.com, The Globe & Mail and Dwight Garner in The New York Times.

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Author's Bio

Chloe Hooper's The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island (2008) won the Victorian, New South Wales, West Australian and Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, as well as the John Button Prize for Political Writing, and a Ned Kelly Award for crime writing. She is also the author of two novels, A Child's Book of True Crime and The Engagement.

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