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Preservation, based on the true story of the wreck of the Sydney Cove, sees master storyteller Jock Serong turn his talents to historical narrative now available in a smaller, competitively priced format.

About the Author

Jock Serong's novels have received the Ned Kelly Award for First Fiction, the Colin Roderick Award and the inaugural Staunch Prize (UK). He lives with his family on Victoria's far west coast.


'Serong's prose is evocative, his dialogue convincing.' * Sydney Morning Herald *
'Full of tension and menace.'
'Serong is a talented storyteller.' * Booklist *
'One of Australia's most innovative and ambitious crime writers.' * NZ Listener *
'Well-researched.' * Herald Sun *
'Although Serong's Preservation and Grenville's The Secret River differ in style, approach and period, they share both a gripping sense of narrative and an unflinching commitment to honestly portraying the bewildering complexity of early encounters between European settlers and indigenous Australians.' * NZ Listener *
'A great work of fiction to prompt a further dive into the history books.' * Weekly Times *
'Imaginatively based on the true story of the wreck of the Sydney Cove...it is twisty and gruesome and the identity thief Figge is a magnificently horrible individual' * Strong Words *
'A beautifully written, sometimes chilling, story inspired by the shipwreck of the Sydney Cove, and the disappearance of 14 of its 17 survivors.' -- Emma Viskic * Sydney Morning Herald *

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