Griffith Review 65: Crimes and Punishments

Griffith Review 65: Crimes and Punishments

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What is it about crime stories that make people hunger for them? The volume of content produced in these genres - from the pages of mysteries and thrillers to audio and visual dramas and reconstructions - hints at a primal and deeply ingrained fascination with the darker side of human nature. While crime fiction has long held appeal for the reading public, the ways that crimes play out in the real world are often more complex, compelling and shocking than the most complicated imagined plots.

Griffith Review 65- Crimes and Punishments tells stories of reform and possibility from inside our institutions, from the greatest to the smallest of their participants. It tells stories of state-sanctioned violence, of justice after decades of systematic failures and betrayals, of truths, lies and assumptions, and of the ones that get away.

Edited by Ashley Hay, this edition features writers including Matthew Condon, Gideon Haigh, Kristina Olsson, Behrouz Boochani and Omid Rofighian, Amy McQuire, Ross Hommel, Sally Piper, Cathy McLennan, Bill Wilkie and Paul Mazerolle.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • The Text Publishing Company
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 65th edition
  • 1925773795
  • 9781925773798

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`Essential reading for each and every one of us.' * Readings * `Griffith Review is a must-read for anyone with even a passing interest in current affairs, politics, literature and journalism.' * The West Australian *
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About Ashley Hay

Ashley Hay is a novelist and essayist, and the editor of Griffith Review.
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