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The Year of the Farmer

Rosalie Ham



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26 November 2019
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
'A book that delights, appeals but never waivers in its brutal honesty. If you didn't laugh, you'd cry.' Sue Maslin, producer of The Dressmaker From the bestselling author of The Dressmaker comes a story of love, justice and survival in a country town at war with the elements and one another.

In a close-knit rural community, and espeically one plagued by years of drought and secrets, it doesn't take much to ignite an all-out war. Perhaps only a single spark. So when Neralie McIntosh returns from the city, hostilities immediately erupt between her old beau and his new wife, between farmers and townies; and, of course, the local Akubra-sporting politician is waiting in the wings for the chance to turn the whole mess to her advantage...

PRAISE FOR THE YEAR OF THE FARMER 'Rosalie Ham's love affair with the Australian landscape is a heartbeat on every page.' Canberra Times 'The Year of the Farmer is full of loveable larrikins and lying louses - all of them truly enjoyable, believeable Aussie characters who will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens to them.' Daily Telegraph 'A tightly plotted, highly entertaining romp that poses some big questions.' Saturday Paper
By:   Rosalie Ham
Imprint:   Picador
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 130mm,  Width: 197mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   238g
ISBN:   9781760784874
ISBN 10:   1760784877
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   26 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Rosalie Ham is the author of three previous books, including her sensational bestseller The Dressmaker, now an award-winning film starring Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Judy Davis and Hugo Weaving. Rosalie was born and raised in Jerilderie, New South Wales, where her family still farm, and now lives in Melbourne, Australia. She holds a master of arts in creative writing and teaches literature.

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