The Sinkings

Author(s): Amanda Curtin

Fiction - General

In 1882, human remains were discovered at the Sinkings, a lonely campsite near Albany, Western Australia. The surgeon conducting the autopsy claimed they were those of a woman. Why, then, was the victim later identified as Little Jock, a former convict? And why was the murder so brutal, so gruesome? More than a hundred years later, Willa Samson embarks on a long and lonely search to find out. The Sinkings is a story within a story, the tragic historical account of Little Jock's life embedded within a contemporary narrative of a mother's guilt and grief. Beautifully crafted, the novel deals with the dilemma confronting parents of an intersexed child and the issue of gender. While a work of fiction, the discovery of Little Jock's remains and the controversy surrounding their identification are actual events.

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General Fields

  • : 9781921401114
  • : UWA Publishing
  • : University of Western Australia Press
  • : May 2008
  • : 193mm X 130mm X 33mm
  • : Australia
  • : April 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 300
  • : 300
  • : Amanda Curtin
  • : Amanda Curtin
  • : 823.92
  • : 823.92