The Year of the Farmer

The Year of the Farmer

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'A book that delights, appeals but never waivers in its brutal honesty. If you didn't laugh, you'd cry.' Sue Maslin, producer of The Dressmaker

From the bestselling author of The Dressmaker comes a story of love, justice and survival in a country town at war with the elements and one another.

In a close-knit rural community, and especially one plagued by years of drought and secrets, it doesn't take much to ignite an all-out war. Perhaps only a single spark. So when Neralie McIntosh returns from the city, hostilities immediately erupt between her old beau and his new wife, between farmers and townies; and, of course, the local Akubra-sporting politician is waiting in the wings for the chance to turn the whole mess to her advantage...


'Rosalie Ham's love affair with the Australian landscape is a heartbeat on every page.' Canberra Times

'The Year of the Farmer is full of loveable larrikins and lying louses - all of them truly enjoyable, believeable Aussie characters who will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens to them.' Daily Telegraph

'A tightly plotted, highly entertaining romp that poses some big questions.' Saturday Paper
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 24mm | 238g
  • Picador Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 1760784877
  • 9781760784874

About Rosalie Ham

Rosalie Ham is the author of three previous books, including her sensational bestseller The Dressmaker, now an award-winning film starring Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Judy Davis and Hugo Weaving. Rosalie was born and raised in Jerilderie, New South Wales, where her family still farm, and now lives in Melbourne, Australia. She holds a master of arts in creative writing and teaches literature.
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2 16% (189)
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