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  • Published: 1 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781864712827
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $19.99
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Absolution Creek




One man lost her. One man died for her. And one would kill for her ... From Nicole Alexander, the 'heart of Australian storytelling', comes a sweeping rural saga spanning two generations.

One man lost her. One man died for her. And one would kill for her ... From Nicole Alexander, the 'heart of Australian storytelling', comes a sweeping rural saga spanning two generations.

In 1923 nineteen-year-old Jack Manning watches the construction of the mighty Harbour Bridge and dreams of being more than just a grocer’s son. So when he’s offered the chance to manage Absolution Creek, a sheep property 800 miles from Sydney, he seizes the opportunity.

But outback life is tough, particularly if you’re young, inexperienced and have only a few textbooks to guide you. Then a thirteen-year-old girl, Squib Hamilton, quite literally washes up on his doorstep – setting in motion a devastating chain of events…

Forty years later and Cora Hamilton is waging a constant battle to keep Absolution Creek in business. She’s ostracized by the local community and hindered by her inability to move on from the terrible events of her past, which haunt her both physically and emotionally.

Only one man knows what really happened in 1923. A dying man who is riding towards Absolution Creek, seeking his own salvation…

From the gleaming foreshores of Sydney Harbour to the vast Australian outback, this is a story of betrayal and redemption and of an enduring love which defies even death.

'Alexander writes [with] a deep love of the land' Courier-Mail

  • Pub date: 1 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781864712827
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Nicole Alexander

A fourth-generation grazier, Nicole returned to her family's property in the early 1990s. She is currently the business manager there.

Nicole has a Master of Letters in creative writing and her novels, poetry, travel and genealogy articles have been published in Australia, Germany, America and Singapore.

She is the author of nine novels: The Bark Cutters, A Changing Land, Absolution Creek, Sunset Ridge, The Great Plains, Wild Lands, River Run, An Uncommon Woman and Stone Country.

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Praise for Absolution Creek

“Elegantly written and emotionally haunting.”

Time Australia

“Another great story from a great storyteller.”

Blue's Country Magazine

“Reminiscent of some of the Bryce Courtenay epics … this book is a must for fans of the rural romance genre and will have broader appeal too.”

R M Williams Outback Magazine


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