Conversations At Curlow Creek by David Malouf

Will the conversations result in a hanging or a reprieve?




Title: Conversations At Curlow Creek

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition Very good hardcover with dust jacket. Australia’s favourite author picks the year 1827 for this novel set in the high plains of New South Wales. Two strangers spend the night in talk. One, Carney, an illiterate Irishman, ex-convict and bush-ranger, is to be hanged at dawn. The other, Adair, is the officer of the police who has been sent out to supervise the hanging. As the night wears on, the two men share memories and uncover unlikely connections in their lives. Outside the hut, Adair’s troopers sit uneasily, waiting for the morning to come.