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In a story as sweeping as the land itself, bestselling author Judy Nunn brings Kal magically to life.

Kalgoorlie. It grew out of the red dust of the desert over the world's richest vein of gold. People were drawn there from all over the world, to start afresh or to seek their fortunes.

People like Giovanni Gianni, fleeing his part in a family tragedy. Or Maudie Gaskill, one of the first women to arrive at the goldfields, and now owner of the most popular pub in town. Or Caterina Panuzzi, banished to the other side of the world to protect her family's honour.

The burgeoning town could reward you or it could destroy you, but it would never let you go.

From the heady early days of the gold rush to the horrors of the First World War, to the shame and confrontation of the post-war riots, Kal tells the story of Australia itself and the people who forged a nation out of a harsh and unforgiving land.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781864712506

    October 3, 2011

    Arrow Australia

    656 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781742742021

    January 4, 2011

    Random House Australia

    656 pages

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Also by Judy Nunn

Sanctuary
Spirits of the Ghan
Territory
Elianne
Heritage
Floodtide
Maralinga
Tiger Men
Oskar the Pole
The Otto Bin Empire: Clive's Story
The Great Australian Writers' Collection 2013
Just South of Rome
The Wardrobe
The House on Hill Street
The House on Hill Street (Storycuts)
The Wardrobe (Storycuts)
Judy Nunn Free Sampler
Pacific
Beneath The Southern Cross
Araluen
Centre Stage
The Glitter Game

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