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The low road

Author: Chris Womersley
Publisher: Carlton North, Vic. : Scribe Publications, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Young petty criminal Lee wakes up in a seedy motel with a bullet in his side, a suitcase of stolen money, and only a hazy idea of how he got there. Wild, a drug-addicted doctor also taking refuge at the motel, is forced by the proprietor to save Lee's life--and move him out before the police show up. Connected by this twist of fate, the two strangers go on the lam, becoming the wariest of traveling companions. As  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Womersley
ISBN: 9781921215476 192121547X
OCLC Number: 174109815
Awards: Winner of Ned Kelly Awards for Australian Crime Writing: Best First Novel 2008.
Description: 280 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Chris Womersley.

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Young petty criminal Lee wakes up in a seedy motel with a bullet in his side, a suitcase of stolen money, and only a hazy idea of how he got there. Wild, a drug-addicted doctor also taking refuge at the motel, is forced by the proprietor to save Lee's life--and move him out before the police show up. Connected by this twist of fate, the two strangers go on the lam, becoming the wariest of traveling companions. As the two men reflect on how they arrived at this point in their lives, the past pursues them in the form of an aging gangster determined to retrieve Lee's suitcase of money--and punish him for the theft.

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