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The Salt of Broken Tears by Michael Meehan

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September 1999, no. 214
John McLaren reviews 'The Salt of Broken Tears' by Michael Meehan

The Salt of Broken Tears

by Michael Meehan

Vintage, $17.95 pb, 297 pp, 0091839130

The Salt of Broken Tears by Michael Meehan

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September 1999, no. 214

In one sense, the publisher’s blurb on this novel says it all.

On the edges of the salt lakes, in the harsh Mallee country of north-west Victoria in the 1920s, isolated soldier settler farms struggle to survive the dust and despair. There are few travellers: just the Debt Adjuster, or the Indian hawker Cabel Singh. Or a girl who turns up out of nowhere. Eileen. When Eileen disappears, a young boy sets out with his horse and pup to find her …


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John McLaren reviews 'The Salt of Broken Tears' by Michael Meehan

The Salt of Broken Tears

by Michael Meehan

Vintage, $17.95 pb, 297 pp, 0091839130

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