The Low Road

Awards:   Winner of Ned Kelly Awards for Australian Crime Writing: Best First Novel 2008 Winner of Ned Kelly Awards for Australian Crime Writing: Best First Novel 2008.
Author:   Chris Womersley
Publisher:   Scribe Publications
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9781921215476


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   03 September 2007
Format:   Paperback
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  • Winner of Ned Kelly Awards for Australian Crime Writing: Best First Novel 2008
  • Winner of Ned Kelly Awards for Australian Crime Writing: Best First Novel 2008.

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A young petty criminal, Lee, wakes in a seedy motel to find a bullet in his side and a suitcase of stolen money next to him, with only the haziest memory of exactly how he got there. Soon he meets Dr. Wild, a morphine addict who is escaping his own disastrous life. The two men form an unwilling, unlikely alliance and set out for the safety of a country estate owned by a former colleague of Wild's named Sherman. As they flee the city, they develop an uneasy intimacy, inevitably revisiting their pasts even as they desperately seek to evade them. Lee is haunted by a brief stint in jail, while Wild is on the run from the legacy of medical malpractice. But Lee and Wild are not alone: they are pursued through an increasingly alien and gothic landscape by the ageing gangster Josef, who must retrieve the stolen money and deal with Lee to ensure his own survival. By the time Josef finally catches up with them, all three men have been forced to confront the parts of themselves they sought to outrun.

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Author:   Chris Womersley
Publisher:   Scribe Publications
Imprint:   Scribe Publications
ISBN:  

9781921215476


ISBN 10:   192121547
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   03 September 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Chris Womersley is the recipient of the Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize and the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Book. His fiction and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including the Age, Best Australian Stories 2006, Best Australian Stories 2010, Granta New Writing 14, and the Monthly.

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