Téa Obreht’s INLAND

Téa Obreht’s debut, The Tiger’s Wife, was simply stunning. It heralded a truly extraordinary writer and remarkable storyteller so when I learned there was a new novel coming this year I was very excited. What I didn’t expect was a Western but of course in the hands of Téa Obreht that means a Western unlike anything I’ve read before.
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This incredible novel is a genre I am a big fan of but have never come across in an Australian setting before (and you have to wonder why). This is a western set in outback Queensland in 1885. It combines the historical fiction of Kate Grenville’s The Secret River with the visceral brutality of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian and is a book that won’t let you go. … More Paul Howarth’s ONLY KILLERS AND THIEVES