The Resource Game, Trevor Shearston

Game, Trevor Shearston

Label
Game
Title
Game
Statement of responsibility
Trevor Shearston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is 1865. For three years Ben Hall and the men riding with him have been lords of every road in mid-western New South Wales from Bathurst to Goulburn, Lambing Flat to Forbes. But with the Harbourers' Act made law, coach escorts armed now with the new Colt revolving rifle, and mailbags more often containing cheques than banknotes, being game is no longer enough. The road of negotiated surrender is closed. Jack Gilbert has shot dead a police sergeant at Jugiong. Constable Nelson, father of eight, lies buried at Collector, killed by John Dunn. Neither time did Ben pull the fatal trigger, but he too will hang if ever the three are taken. Harry Hall is seven. Ben has not seen the boy since his wife Biddy left to live with another man, taking Harry with her. The need to see his son, to be in some way a father again, has grown urgent. But how much time is left before the need to give the game away and disappear becomes the greater urgency? A spare, epic work of haunting beauty that breathes life back into legend and confirms Shearston as one of Australia's finest writers
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
A823.3
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
general
Label
Game, Trevor Shearston
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • mel
Control code
000051786484
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
327 p.
Isbn
9781743315217
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28829037
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854939422
  • rm28829037

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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