This House Of Grief

This House Of Grief

Details

Author(s)
Helen Garner
Format
Paperback | 310 pages
Dimensions
128 x 198 x 22.86mm | 256g
Publication date
04 Jan 2016
Publisher
Text Publishing
Imprint
The Text Publishing Company
Publication City/Country
Melbourne, Australia
Language
English
Edition Statement
2nd ed.
ISBN10
1925240681
ISBN13
9781925240689
Bestsellers rank
9,219

Description

Anyone can see the place where the children died. You take the Princes Highway past Geelong, and keep going west in the direction of Colac. Late in August 2006, soon after I had watched a magistrate commit Robert Farquharson to stand trial before a jury on three charges of murder, I headed out that way on a Sunday morning, across the great volcanic plain.
On the evening of 4 September 2005, Father's Day, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was driving his three sons home to their mother, Cindy, when his car left the road and plunged into a dam. The boys, aged ten, seven and two, drowned. Was this an act of revenge or a tragic accident? The court case became Helen Garner's obsession. She followed it on its protracted course until the final verdict.
In this utterly compelling book, Helen Garner tells the story of a man and his broken life. She presents the theatre of the courtroom with its actors and audience - all gathered to witness to the truth - players in the extraordinary and unpredictable drama of the quest for justice.
This House of Grief is a heartbreaking and unputdownable book by one of Australia's most admired writers


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