Archaeologist David Norfolk is searching for a 400-year-old Portuguese shipwreck off the coast of New South Wales. Such a find would rewrite the history of the discovery of Australia. But instead he unearths the body of a man murdered fifty years earlier, and begins to unravel a more personal kind of history.
An elderly recluse, dying in a nearby shack, seems to know somethArchaeologist David Norfolk is searching for a 400-year-old Portuguese shipwreck off the coast of New South Wales. Such a find would rewrite the history of the discovery of Australia. But instead he unearths the body of a man murdered fifty years earlier, and begins to unravel a more personal kind of history.
An elderly recluse, dying in a nearby shack, seems to know something of the corpse’s identity – and also its connection to the shipwreck. He begins telling David about his own past, a story of a life marred by passion, rivalry and betrayal. But what does he know about the ship and the murder – and will he tell David before it is too late?...more
Paperback, 305 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Henry Holt and Co. (first published 1997)
After the End: Apocalyptic and Dystopic Futures with James Bradley
From Margaret Atwood to The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead, it seems like the end of the world has never been more in fashion. This one-day class will analyse some of the reasons for the popularity of ruined futures, and help participants generate and develop ideas so they can create their own. Topics include tools for inspiration, writing an opening section, the pleasures and possibilities of world-building and the challenges of writing about climate change.
Workshop for beginner to emerging writers. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.
About James Bradley
James Bradley is an author and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, all of which have won or been shortlisted for major literary awards; a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus; and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. His latest book is The Silent Invasion, the first in a trilogy of young adult science fiction novels.
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