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The Red Hand : Stories, Reflections and the Last Appearance of Jack Irish
Bib ID 8075144
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Temple, Peter, author
 
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description Melbourne, Victoria : The Text Publishing Company, 2019 
1 online resource (352 pages) 
ISBN 9781925774986 (EPUB eBook :)
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text file : EPUB eBook : 1MB 

Summary

'One of the world's finest crime writers.' The Times 'He was to terse blokes with hard jobs and wounded souls what Proust was to memory. He made every sentence count and shot the stragglers.' Shane Maloney Peter Temple didn't start publishing novels until he was fifty, but then he got cracking, writing nine of them in thirteen years. When he died, in March 2018, there was an unfinished Jack Irish novel in his drawer. This substantial fragment, entitled High Art, reveals a writer at the peak of his powers. The Red Hand also includes the screenplay of the ABC telemovie Valentine's Day, an improbably delightful tale about an ailing country football club, as well as stories, essays, autobiographical reflections, and a selection of Temple's brilliant book reviews. What connects them all is his trademark wit, his ruthless intelligence, and his abiding love of his adopted homeland of Australia. Peter Temple held crime writing up to the light and, with his poet's ear and eye, made it his own incomparable thing. His work transcends all notions of genre: he remains a towering presence in contemporary Australian literature. This wonderful book pays tribute to all the achievements of the master. Peter Temple held crime writing up to the light and, with his poet's ear and eye, made it his own incomparable thing. 'Peter Temple is an addiction. Read one book and you will want to read them all.' Val McDermid.

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Subjects Modern & contemporary fiction.  |  Crime & mystery fiction.  |  Short stories.  |  Literary essays.  |  Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)  |  Fiction / Crime.  |  Fiction - Mystery & Detective - General.  |  Literary Collections - Essays.
Other authors/contributors Heyward, Michael  |  Text Publishing

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