Author(s): Judy Johnson
CD - unabridged
Audio (3 discs)
Product Number: BN2982
Released: Oct 15, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781743140246
Narrator/s: Alan King
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
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Stunning audio edition of the winner of the CJ Dennis Prize / Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2007. One-eyed Jack Falconer is a man with many secrets. It's 1938, the eve of World War II, and a pearling lugger in the Torres Strait is the place he chooses to hide. But Jack's demons follow him out to sea and rise to the surface just as surely as the pearl shell his divers collect from the dangers of the deep. Embittered, intelligent and self-destructive, Jack's only way to prove himself is to compete with, defeat and destroy the very weaknesses he fears. Set in the expansive and beautiful Coral Sea, Jack's provocative tale of a dangerous captain and his young crew at odds with the elements - and each other - holds the reader breathless until the very last page. "A "wild mouse" of sea, sex and hallucination. Judy Johnson is a terrific storyteller..." - Dorothy Porter. "Marked by a restraint that is a source of its disturbing force."- Canberra Times. "The narrative is compelling, characters powerful, and the setting at once squalid and rich. The tension sustained here between a claustrophobic pearling lugger and the seductive tropical seas is unrelenting." - Judges' comments, Victorian Premier's Awards