Pub date: 01/08/2000
Category: Fiction & related items / Historical fiction
Imprint: Pan Australia
Confronting, graphic and erotic, Cry of the Curlew is a riveting novel of Australia's brutal past from master storyteller Peter Watt. It is the tale of two families, the Macintoshes and the Duffys, who are locked in a deadly battle from the moment squatter Donald Macintosh commits an act of barbarity on his Queensland property. Their paths cross in love, death and revenge as both families fight to tame the wild frontier of Australia's north country.
Cry of the Curlew and the next two novels in this compelling trilogy, Shadow of the Osprey and Flight of the Eagle, depict our turbulent history as never before.
Peter Watt's life experiences have included time as a soldier, articled clerk, prawn trawler deckhand, builder's labourer, pipe layer, pig shooter, real estate salesman, private investigator, police sergeant in Cabramatta and police adviser in Papua New Guinea. He has lived and worked with Aborigines, Islanders, Vietnamese and Papua New Guineans and he speaks, reads and writes Vietnamese and Pidgin. Good friends, fine food, fishing and the vast open spaces of outback Queensland are his main interests in life.