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The Red Hand: Stories, Reflections and the Last Appearance of Jack Irish

Peter Temple



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Text Publishing Company
01 October 2019
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Peter Temple started publishing novels late, when he was fifty, but then he got cracking. He wrote nine novels in thirteen years. Along the way he wrote screenplays, stories, dozens of reviews.

When Temple died in March 2018 there was an unfinished Jack Irish novel in his drawer. It is included in The Red Hand, and it reveals the master at the peak of his powers. The Red Hand also includes the screenplay of Valentine's Day, an improbably delightful story about an ailing country football club, which in 2007 was adapted for television by the ABC. Also included are his short fiction, his reflections on the Australian idiom, a handful of autobiographical fragments, and a selection of his brilliant book reviews.

Peter Temple held crime writing up to the light and, with his poet's ear and eye, made it his own incomparable thing.
By:   Peter Temple
Imprint:   Text Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 236mm,  Width: 157mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   526g
ISBN:   9781922268273
ISBN 10:   1922268275
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for The Red Hand: Stories, Reflections and the Last Appearance of Jack Irish

`Peter Temple is an addiction. Read one book and you will want to read them all.' * Val McDermid *

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