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Taking Tom Murray Home

  • Article 6467507 ISBN 9781460757864
  • Tim Slee
  • Paperback
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Taking Tom Murray Home

  • Article 6467507 ISBN 9781460757864
  • Tim Slee
  • Paperback

$34.99

Bankrupt dairy farmer Tom Murray decides he'd rather sell off his herd and burn down his own house than hand them over to the bank. But something goes tragically wrong, and Tom dies in the blaze.

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Bankrupt dairy farmer Tom Murray decides he'd rather sell off his herd and burn down his own house than hand them over to the bank. But something goes tragically wrong, and Tom dies in the blaze. His ... wife, Dawn, doesn't want him to have died for nothing and decides to hold a funeral procession for Tom as a protest, driving 350 kilometres from Yardley in country Victoria to bury him in Melbourne where he was born. To make a bigger impact she agrees with some neighbours to put his coffin on a horse and cart and take it slow - real slow. But on the night of their departure, someone burns down the local bank. And as the motley funeral procession passes through Victoria, there are more mysterious arson attacks. Dawn has five days to get to Melbourne. Five days, five more towns, and a state ready to explode in flames ... Told with a laconic, deadpan wit, Taking Tom Murray Home is a timely, thought-provoking, heart-warming, quintessentially Australian story like no other. It's a novel about grief, pain, anger and loss, yes, but it's also about hope - and how community, friends and love trump pain and anger, every time.
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Publication Date: 22/07/2019
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Country of Origin: Australia
  • Dimensions (mm): 235x155x23mm
  • Weight: 383g
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  • Format:Paperback
  • Publication Date: 22/07/2019
  • Author:Tim Slee

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