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Gunshot Road


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Adrian Hyland is the author of Diamond Dove.


'Gunshot Road is a cracking read, the Territory provides a stunning backdrop, and the maverick cop is artfully reincarnated.' GQ 'Gunshot Road is a hugely entertaining geological crime thriller...laconic warmth mixed with the old school wiseass of Raymond Chandler or George Pelecanos. The plot wraps up tighter than a goanna's arsehole (so to speak). What lingers, though, is not the dizzying denouement, whose explosions and fireball four-wheel-drives are going to be a story-boarding nightmare for whichever film company snaps up the rights, but an indelible portrait of the community that goes on afterwards: unsolved, a bit ragged, unforgettable there.' Sunday Age 'A refreshing and colourful picture of the social and environmental landscapes of the far north. Hyland's perky and distinctive and atmospheric as he conjures the bush, the mythologies, the dreamings and milieu of Aboriginal life and the travails of existence in an isolated town.' Courier Mail 'His love for the landscape, empathy for the people and deep respect for their culture permeate this book. The prose is full of vitality but can also be lyrically evocative and moving.' Sunday Star Times 'A fast and funny thrill ride from an indigenous point of view, Gunshot Road is entertaining and enlightening.' 4 stars. Who Magazine 'The follow-up to Diamond Dove, this book brings back the glorious Emily Tempest...By going where few dare to tread, Hyland has created brilliant characters and a funny, sometimes touching and always honest novel. There should be more Emily Tempest books, just to show that issues shouldn't scare you.' West Australian

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