Just one thing can shape your whole life’ is one line in a novel of four hundred and fifty pages, but it is telling in its application toward the characters of this brilliant début novel. Set on the Hawkesbury River in 1806, the cast of characters is large and yet we find each of them living with the consequences of an earlier choice or misdemeanour that ripples beyond the singular life and into the nascent river community.
David Whish-Wilson reviews 'The Making of Martin Sparrow: After the flood comes the reckoning' by Peter Cochrane
The Making of Martin Sparrow: After the flood comes the reckoning
by Peter Cochrane
Viking, $32.99 pb, 453 pp, 9780670074068
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