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It is two days since Dr John Brand's death and his eldest son, Davis, suspects a cover-up. Survived by two sons, the death notice said. Died peacefully. Someone has lied: there are three sons, and the circumstances of their father's death are suspicious. But the Sydney Test Match is on and Davis' famous brother Chris is batting to save his career while their mother Margaret watches the broadcast from her armchair. Hammett, the unacknowledged third brother, lurks on the edges, banished but not forgotten. Scattered across Sydney, the Brands' lives - and John Brand's funeral - are put on hold for the duration of the game: five days of suspense, silences, revelations, recriminations and redemption.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 318g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747576645
  • 9780747576648
  • 677,926

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'Knox's ball-by-ball account of Chris's swansong is a feat of intense stamina, concentration and flashes of style worthy of a great Test innings itself' Alfred Hickling, Guardian 'This is a novel which should be read widely. Knox writes with revealing and compassionate insight ... a finely written and contemporary story' West Australian 'The book is a dark, exacting triumph' Newsweek 'A compellingly written narrative' Entertainment Weekly
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About Malcolm Knox

Malcolm Knox was born in Sydney in 1966. He was chief cricket correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald for three years and has written on cricket for several publications around the world. He is now the literary editor for the Sydney Morning Herald. His first novel Summerland was published in the UK by Picador to widespread acclaim. He lives in Sydney.
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20 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (7)
3 30% (6)
2 10% (2)
1 5% (1)
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