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    Tall Man: The Death of Doomadgee (Hardback) By (author) Chloe Hooper

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    DescriptionIn 2004 on Palm Island, an Aboriginal settlement in the "Deep North" of Australia, a thirty-six-year-old man named Cameron Doomadgee was arrested for swearing at a white police officer. Forty minutes later he was dead in the jailhouse. The police claimed he'd tripped on a step, but his liver was ruptured. The main suspect was Senior Sergeant Christopher Hurley, a charismatic cop with long experience in Aboriginal communities and decorations for his work. Chloe Hooper was asked to write about the case by the pro bono lawyer who represented Cameron Doomadgee's family. He told her it would take a couple of weeks. She spent three years following Hurley's trail to some of the wildest and most remote parts of Australia, exploring Aboriginal myths and history and the roots of brutal chaos in the Palm Island community. Her stunning account goes to the heart of a struggle for power, revenge, and justice. Told in luminous detail, Tall Man is as urgent as "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" and "The Executioner's Song." It is the story of two worlds clashing -- and a haunting moral puzzle that no reader will forget.


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    Title
    Tall Man
    Subtitle
    The Death of Doomadgee
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chloe Hooper
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 258
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781416561590
    ISBN 10: 1416561595
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JKVP, HBJM
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1M
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    BISAC V2.8: SOC030000
    DC22: 364.349915
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 364.349915
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Scribner Book Company
    Imprint name
    Scribner Book Company
    Publication date
    07 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Every sentence is weighed, considered, even, restrained. Every character is explored for their contradictions, every situation observed for its nuances, every easy judgment suspended. Hooper has a feeling for the intimacy of violence, the fragility of the flesh, the tawdry inevitability of corruption, the fathomless depth of loss." "-- THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD"