In turn-of-the-century Australia, Tim Shea, supports his young family by running a general store in a remote riverside town, where he finds the same the same hypocrisy and snobbery which made him emigrate from Ireland, and suffers a series of misfortunes which take him to the brink of disaster.
Capturing the spirit of the times, this is the mesmerising tale of a flawed hero whose stubborn integrity is nearly his undoing.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 330 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 21/09/1995
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780340624746