Dust Off the Bones

Paul Howarth


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Pushkin Press
5 May 2022
ISBN: 9781911590552
416 pages

From the publisher

Death follows young Tommy McBride everywhere. Five years ago his family was murdered, now a freak accident sends him fleeing into the wilderness of the Australian outback with a man lying dead in his wake. But Tommy is haunted by even worse – as children, he and his brother Billy witnessed the state-sanctioned massacre of the indigenous Kurrong people, and they haven’t seen each other since.

When an official inquiry is launched into the massacre, the successful life that Billy has built for himself comes under threat. He desperately needs to find Tommy, long disappeared into the bush. And he’s not the only one – ruthless Inspector Noone, the man with perhaps the most to hide, is on Tommy’s trail as well.