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By Alex Miller

The hot novel from Australia's hugely acclaimed literary treasure is an awfully robust exploration of tragedy, betrayal, the real nature of friendship and the wonderful thing about lasting love.

'Me and Ben have been friends due to the fact we was once boys and if it come to it I knew i'd need to be on his side.'

Bobby Blue is stuck among loyalty to his in basic terms good friend, Ben Tobin, and his boss, Daniel Collins, the hot Constable at Mount Hay. 'Ben was once now not an immense guy yet he was once robust and fast as a snake. He had his personal breed of pony that was once similar to him, stocky and trustworthy on their feet.' Bobby knows the folk and the methods of Mount Hay; Collins reports the rustic as an archaeologist may well, bringing his coastal values to the hinterland. Bobby says, 'I don't imagine Daniel could have understood Ben in 1000000 years.' more and more bewildered and goaded to motion by means of his spouse, Constable Collins takes up his shotgun and his Webley pistol to accommodate Ben. Bobby's love for Collins' wilful younger daughter Irie is uncovered, resulting in tragic effects for them all.

Miller's beautiful depictions of the rustic of the Queensland highlands shape the history of this easily advised yet deeply major novel of friendship, love, loyalty and the tragic results of confusion and distrust. Coal Creek is a superbly gratifying novel with a enjoyable answer. It contains the entire knowledge and emotional intensity we've come to count on from Miller's richly evocative novels.

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