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Four men. One unbreakable friendship. Forged in the mighty Iron Ore State.

Four men. One unbreakable friendship. Forged in the mighty Iron Ore State.

Floodtide is the story of Mike, Spud, Pembo and Murray, and the friendship that binds them over four memorable decades in Western Australia.

The prosperous 1950s when childhood is idyllic in the small city of Perth... The turbulent 60s of free love and war ... The avaricious 70s when WA's mineral boom breeds a new kind of entrepreneur ... The corrupt 80s, when greedy politicians and powerful businessmen bring the state to its knees...

Each of the four has a story to tell. An environmentalist fights to save the beautiful Pilbara coast from the mining conglomerates; a Vietnam veteran rises above crippling injuries to discover an extraordinary talent; and an ambitious geologist joins a hard-core businessman to lead the growth of Perth from a sleepy town to a glittering citadel of skyscrapers.

But, as the 1990s ushers in a new age, all four are caught up in the irreversible tides of change - and actions must be answered for ...


An honest portrait of a place, peopling it with fascinating, flawed characters ... A stunning blockbuster.

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    October 3, 2011

    Arrow Australia

    704 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook


    May 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    704 pages

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