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Saltwater / Cathy McLennan
Bib ID 7012967
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
McLennan, Cathy, author
 
Description St Lucia, Queensland : University of Queensland Press, 2016 
©2016 
315 pages : portraits ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9780702253836 (paperback)
Invalid ISBN 9780702257087 (PDF)
9780702257094 (epub)
9780702257100 (kindle)
Summary

When Cathy McLennan first steps into Townsville's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service as a young graduate she isn't expecting a major murder case to land on her desk. The accused are four teenage boys whose family connections stretch across the water to Palm Island. As she battles to prove herself in the courtroom, Cathy realises that the truth is far more complex than she first thought. She starts to question who are the criminals and who are the victims. Saltwater tells the compelling story of one lawyer's fight for justice amongst the beauty and the violence of this tropical paradise.

Awards Winner of the Queensland Literary Awards. 
Subjects McLennan, Cathy.  |  Lawyers -- Queensland.  |  Practice of law -- Queensland.  |  Murder -- Investigation -- Queensland -- Palm Island.  |  Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- Queensland -- Palm Island.  |  Lawyers -- Queensland.  |  Practice of law -- Queensland.  |  Law enforcement - Offences - Murder.  |  Race relations - Violent - Communal violence.  |  Social behaviour - Violence.  |  Race relations - Attitudes.  |  Law enforcement - Criminal law and procedure - Juvenile justice.  |  Occupations - Legal practitioners.  |  Townsville (NE Qld SE55-14)  |  Palm Island (NE Qld SE55-10)  |  Australian

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