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The lost man

by Harper, Jane

Format: Large Print 2019
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 7 copies
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Braddock Carnegie Library Large Print LP F HAR
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Large Print Books FICTION Harper
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Springdale Free Public Library Large Print IN TRANSIT
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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorTwo brothers meet at the remote fence line separating their cattle ranches in the lonely outback of Queensland. The third brother lies dead at their feet. Something caused Cam, the middle child who had been in charge of the family homestead, to die alone in the middle of nowhere. So the eldest brother returns with his younger sibling to the family property and those left behind. But the fragile balance of the ranch is threatened. Amidst the grief, suspicion starts to take hold, and the eldest brother begins to wonder if more than one among them is at risk of crumbling as the weight of isolation bears down on them all.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "New York Times best-selling Harper's two earlier novels were both constructed around the harsher extremes of the Australian outback, and in this one we experience the isolated and inhospitable desert in Queensland. It is a brutal existence for the ranchers who live and work there, in relentless heat, hours away from any vestige of civilization. When the sun-baked body of Cam Bright, experienced at desert survival, is found by his brothers adjacent to a lone headstone in the middle of nowhere, marking the stockman's grave, they are hard pressed to find an explanation. The answer is found only by revisiting their childhood, which was hobbled by a battered mother and flooded with terror by an abusive father. The atmosphere is so thick you can taste the red-clay dust, and the folklore surrounding the mysterious stockman adds an additional edge to an already dark and intense narrative. The truth is revealed in a surprising ending that reveals how far someone will go to preserve a life worth living in a place at once loathed and loved.--Jane Murphy Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Australia's outback, with its brutal climate and equally bruising isolation, looms as large as any character in this stark standalone from bestseller Harper (Force of Nature). For years, the three Bright brothers-divorced dad Nathan, the eldest; family man and everybody's favorite, middle child Cameron; and the mentally challenged youngest, Bub-have maintained an uneasy equilibrium on adjacent cattle ranches. That flies out the window the week before Christmas when Cameron goes missing; his desiccated corpse is subsequently discovered a few miles from his perfectly operational truck in the shadow of the eerie headstone known as the stockman's grave. Absent any clear indications of foul play, the local authorities undertake a perfunctory investigation, leaving a troubled Nathan to start asking questions that no one wants to answer. In the grim journey that follows, the surviving members of the Bright family must confront some devastating secrets. Harper's sinewy prose and flinty characters compel, but the dreary story line may cause some readers to give up before the jaw-dropping denouement. Author tour. Agent: Daniel Lazar, Writers House. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Missing persons -- Fiction.
Brothers -- Fiction.
Ranch life -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Country life -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Country life -- Australia -- Queensland -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Queensland -- Fiction.
Australia -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher Farmington Hills, Mich. :2019
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Notes "Thorndike Press large print basic"--Title page verso.
Description 529 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781432862183
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