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  • Published: 16 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742537993
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
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The Element of Need: Penguin Special

Murder and Memory in Adelaide


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The city of Adelaide and its surrounding areas have a very dark history. . .

Beneath its peaceful exterior, the city of Adelaide and its surrounding areas have a dark history. From the disappearance of the Beaumont children to the Snowtown killings in the 1990s, it has been home to a long series of brutal and baffling killings and abductions. In The Element of Need, acclaimed author James Bradley uses this long history of violence as the basis of a fascinating exploration not just of his own childhood and adolescence, but of the psychic landscape of this most haunted of cities.

  • Pub date: 16 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742537993
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the Author

James Bradley

James Bradley is the author of four novels, Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, and a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus. His books have won or been shortlisted for a number of major Australian and international literary awards and have been widely translated.

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