The Hands: An Australian Pastoral

Author(s): Stephen Orr

FICTION

He didn't look like he could jump a bull, but she knew he could. It was all in the hands, he'd often explain. The will. The bloody mindedness. On a cattle station that stretches beyond the horizon, seven people are trapped by their history and the need to make a living. Trevor Wilkie, the good father, holds it all together, promising his sons a future he no longer believes in himself. The boys, free to roam the world's biggest backyard, have nowhere to go. Trevor's father, Murray, is the keeper of stories and the holder of the deed. Murray has no intention of giving up what his forefathers created. But the drought is winning. The cattle are ribs. The bills keep coming. And one day, on the way to town, an accident changes everything. Longlisted for the 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award

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  • : 9781743053430
  • : Wakefield Press Pty, Limited
  • : Wakefield Press
  • : 0.4
  • : July 2015
  • : July 2015
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  • : Stephen Orr
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  • : English
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