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Lost voices / Christopher Koch.

Lost voices / Christopher Koch.
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ISBN 9780732294632 (pbk.)
0732294630 (pbk.)
9780732296278 (hbk.)
Author Koch, C. J. (Christopher John), 1932-
Title Lost voices / Christopher Koch.
Publisher/Date Sydney, N.S.W. : Fourth Estate, 2012.
Pagination etc. 465 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary Note Young Hugh Dixon believes he can save his father from ruin if he asks his estranged great-uncle Walter -- a wealthy lawyer who lives alone in a Tasmanian farmhouse passed down through the family-for help. As he is drawn into Walter's rarefied world, Hugh discovers that both his uncle and the farmhouse are links to a notorious episode in the mid nineteenth century. Walter's father, Martin, was living in the house when it was raided by members of an outlaw community run by Lucas Wilson, a charismatic ex-soldier attempting to build a utopia. But like later societies with communitarian ideals, Nowhere Valley was controlled by the gun, with Wilson as benevolent dictator. Twenty-year-old Martin's sojourn in the Valley as Wilson's disciple has become an obsession with Walter Dixon: one which haunts his present and keeps the past tantalizingly close.
Subject Family secrets -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Shelf Location F KOCH
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