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The Sawdust House

David Whish-Wilson



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Fremantle Arts Centre Prs
04 April 2022
This sweeping tale of a larger-than-life figure is a must-read for lovers of historical fiction.

San Francisco, 1856. Irish-born James 'Yankee' Sullivan is being held in jail by the Committee of Vigilance, which aims to rout the Australian criminals from the town. As Sullivan's mistress, seeks his release and as his fellow prisoners are taken away to be hanged, the convict tells a story of triumph and tragedy- of his daring escape from penal servitude in Australia; how he became America's most celebrated boxer; and how he met the true love of his life.
Imprint:   Fremantle Arts Centre Prs
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 233mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   334g
ISBN:   9781760990374
ISBN 10:   176099037X
Pages:   304
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David Whish-Wilson was born in Newcastle, NSW, but grew up in Singapore, Victoria and WA. He left Australia aged 18 to live for a decade in Europe, Africa and Asia. David lives in Fremantle and coordinates the creative writing program at Curtin University.

Reviews for The Sawdust House

'David Whish-Wilson is a storyteller, there is no greater praise. He tells stories, rather than embellish cafes and cloisters with flourishes designed to suggest a sense of purpose. The craft can be seen in the research but the art is in the passionate use of language.' --Bruce Pascoe

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