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Published by Alfred A. Knopf in Toronto .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Fiction,
  • Prisoners,
  • Hanging,
  • Death row inmates,
  • Executions and executioners

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementDavid Malouf
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR9619.3.M265 C66 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination233 pages ;
Number of Pages233
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26339617M
ISBN 100676970362
ISBN 109780676970364
OCLC/WorldCa270302862

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Set in Australia in , "The Conversations at Curlow Creek" is an extraordinary exploration of nature and justice, of the workings of fate, of intimacy, compassion, and duty. Two men talk through the night - a convict waiting to be hanged at dawn and the officer in charge of the hanging - revealing their pasts, discovering unlikely connections between their lives.3/5(3). Find books like The Conversations at Curlow Creek from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The Conversations at Curlow. Get this from a library! The conversations at Curlow Creek. [David Malouf] -- From the author of "Remembering Babylon"--a novel of mysterious power that explores the gulf between fate and justice, duty and compassion. In Australia in , two men--an illiterate Irish convict. An audacious and deeply moving meditation in fictional form on such essential matters as freedom and identity, explored in a series of conversations and recollections. Most of the conversations take place between two men, one a career soldier sent to oversee an execution, the other the stoic outlaw about to be hanged. Malouf, an Australian writer, has, over the course of eight previous novels.

About The Conversations at Curlow Creek. A new work of fiction by the author of Remembering Babylon. It is , and, in a remote hut high on the plains of New South Wales, two strangers spend the night in talk. One, an illiterate Irishman, and ex-convict and bushranger, is to be hanged at dawn. Get this from a library! The conversations at Curlow Creek. [David Malouf] -- Set in Australia in , The Conversations at Curlow Creek is an extraordinary exploration of nature and justice, of the workings of fate, of intimacy, compassion, and duty. Two men talk through the. "The Conversations at Curlow Creek by David Malouf A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in . Complete summary of David Malouf's The Conversations at Curlow Creek. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Conversations at Curlow Creek.