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Dodgy doings down under.,
This review is from: The Untold (Hardcover)
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A strange scene-shifting, time-shifting novel featuring episodes of great brutality and cruelty. The narrator is an infant, born two months premature, who is killed and buried by her mother, Jessie, the main character. Coincidentally, one foot below the infant, lie the remains of a man buried alive forty years previously; he still shouts and rages against the people who buried him.Despite the noise, the dead baby, after filling in some background, brings us up to date, with her mother, having committed a variety of serious crimes, being pursued by the law and a large number of brutish, drunken vigilantes, eager to get their hands on the large reward being offered for her capture. It comes as no surprise when one of the pursuers, conscience stricken perhaps, decides to commit suicide by hanging himself from a tree, only he does it upside down, with the rope round his ankles.This unusual behavior has come to seem quite typical by the later stages of this book.
I did not like The Untold, and would not have finished it had I not been planning on reviewing it.