Taking Tom Murray home

Taking Tom Murray home
Slee, Tim
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  • Published: 2019
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Description

"Bankrupt dairy farmer Tom Murray decides he'd rather sell off his herd and burn down his own house than hand them over to the bank. But something goes tragically wrong, and Tom dies in the blaze. His wife, Dawn, doesn't want him to have died for nothing and decides to hold a funeral procession for Tom as a protest, driving 350km from Yardley in country Victoria to bury him in Melbourne where he was born. To make a bigger impact she agrees with some neighbours to put his coffin on a horse and cart and take it slow - real slow. But on the night of their departure, someone burns down the local bank. And as the motley funeral procession passes through Victoria, there are more mysterious arson attacks. Dawn has five days to get to Melbourne before the police impound the coffin and force her to bury her husband. Five days, five more towns, and a state ready to explode in flames..."--Publisher description.

Related Subjects

Widows--Fiction.
Husbands--Death--Fiction.
Funeral rites and ceremonies--Fiction.
Families--Fiction.
Arson--Fiction.
Communities--Fiction.
Australian fiction--21st century.

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ISBN:

9781460757864 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Slee, Tim,

Title:

Taking Tom Murray home / Tim Slee.

Publication Info:

Sydney, NSW : HarperCollins Publishers, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

293 pages ; 24 cm

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

General Note:

"A fire, a family, a very, very slow funeral procession... and a protext that gets out of hand." -- Cover.

Subject term:

Widows--Fiction.

Subject term:

Husbands--Death--Fiction.

Subject term:

Funeral rites and ceremonies--Fiction.

Subject term:

Families--Fiction.

Subject term:

Arson--Fiction.

Subject term:

Communities--Fiction.

Subject term:

Australian fiction--21st century.

Genre index term:

Humorous fiction.

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