Craig Billingham reviews 'The Last Will and Testament of Henry Hoffman' by John Tesarsch

Craig Billingham reviews 'The Last Will and Testament of Henry Hoffman' by John Tesarsch

The Last Will and Testament of Henry Hoffman

by John Tesarsch

Affirm Press, $24.99 pb, 344 pp, 9781922213884

John Tesarsch's second novel, following the acclaimed The Philanthropist (2010), concerns the will of Henry Hoffman, a brilliant but taciturn mathematician who has committed suicide on his farm in rural Victoria. Hoffman's three children – doctoral student Eleanor, property entrepreneur Robbie, and concert pianist Sarah – are to varying degrees confounded by their father's final wishes: what possible motive might there be for the surprise his executor has delivered?

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Craig Billingham

Craig Billingham

Craig Billingham is a Doctor of Arts candidate at the University of Sydney. His poems, stories and reviews have appeared widely, including in Meanjin, Antipodes, Review of Australian Fiction, and Southerly. A collection of poems, Storytelling, was published in 2007. Craig lives in Katoomba, NSW.

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