Jacqueline Wright

RED DIRT TALKING - Jacqueline Wright

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Book Title: 
Red Dirt Talking
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921888793
Categorisation
Category: 
Mystery
Culture
Location: 
Outback
Western Australia
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2012

AustCrime - March Wrap Up

This March wrap up is, of course, late. But then, I'm the reader and a lousy blog writer. The books that are keeping me distracted are written by those writer type people. This month has been an interesting bag of ups and downs, highlights and potential. Apologies to those for whom I'm very late with reviews. It's been ridiculously hectic in these parts - what with himself overseas, and the ongoing "dry spell". (Lovely bit of spin that, nicely pitched as a tad of an inconvenience rather than the actuality of bugger all rain for 10 months and counting).

CR - Red Dirt Talking, Jacqueline Wright

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I was, I admit, intrigued when this showed up on the Miles Franklin lists. So it shunted to the top of the Easter reading pile without any effort whatsoever. What I didn't expect was how absolutely difficult it was to put it down again).

From the Blurb:

It’s build-up time in the north-western town of Ransom, just before the big wet, when people go off the rails.

In the midst of a bitter custody battle, an eight year old girl goes missing.

Red Dirt Talking

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Mystery
Adult Fiction
Fiction

It’s build-up time in the north-western town of Ransom, just before the big wet, when people go off the rails.

In the midst of a bitter custody battle, an eight year old girl goes missing.

Annie, an anthropology graduate fresh from the city, is determined to uncover the mystery of the child’s disappearance.

As Annie searches for the truth beneath the township’s wild speculations, she finds herself increasingly drawn towards Mick Hooper, a muscly, seemingly laid-back bloke with secrets of his own.

ISBN: 
9781921888793
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2012

Jacqueline Wright

Author Information
Wright, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Wright worked for many years as a teacher and linguist in the Pilbara and Kimberley on Indigenous Australian Aboriginal language, interpreting and cultural programs. In 2000 she took on the regional literature position promoting and developing literary activities and improving opportunities for writers in the north-west of Western Australia. Now she swings two part-time jobs working as publishing intern at Magabala Books and a sports producer at ABC Radio, Broome. She completed a Creative Arts Doctorate at Curtin University.