The Shark Net

The Shark Net : Memories and Murder

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Written with the same lyrical intensity and spellbinding prose that has won Robert Drewe's fiction international acclaim, The Shark Net is set in the 1950s in a city haunted by the menace of an elusive serial killer. Drewe's youth in the middle-class seaside suburb of Perth, Australia-often described as the most isolated city in the world-takes a sinister turn when a social outcast (who turns out to be an employee of Drewe's father) embarks on a five-year murder spree. This unusual memoir brilliantly evokes the confluence of adolescent innocence and sexual awakening while a hare-lipped killer who eventually murders eight people, including one of Drewe's friends, lurks in the shadows.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129.54 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • Penguin Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0141001968
  • 9780141001968
  • 81,089

About Robert Drewe

Robert Drewe, one of Australia's premier literary novelists, has won many national and international awards for his work. He has written seven novels as well as short stories, plays, and articles.show more

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