The Red Hand

The Red Hand Stories, Reflections and the Last Appearance of Jack Irish

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Synopsis

Peter Temple held crime writing up to the light and, with his poet's ear and eye, made it his own incomparable thing.

Peter Temple started publishing novels late, when he was fifty, but then he got cracking. He wrote nine novels in thirteen years. Along the way he wrote screenplays, stories, dozens of reviews.

When Temple died in March 2018 there was an unfinished Jack Irish novel in his drawer. It is included in The Red Hand, and it reveals the master at the peak of his powers. The Red Hand also includes the screenplay of Valentine's Day, an improbably delightful story about an ailing country football club, which in 2007 was adapted for television by the ABC. Also included are his short fiction, his reflections on the Australian idiom, a handful of autobiographical fragments, and a selection of his brilliant book reviews.
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Book information

ISBN: 9781529406771
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Imprint: riverrun
Pub date:
DEWEY: 828.9208
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 280g
Height: 198mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 30mm