Butchers Parade by David Morisset
Approx. 53,200 words.
Published on December 23, 2012.
Set in the third quarter of the twentieth century, the stories of 'Butchers Parade' feature the quintessentially Australian location of Redgate - a meatworks town on the western fringe of Sydney - as well as the blighted circumstances of wartime Indo-China. The narratives are united by the presence of the hulking figure of Horrie - meatworker, footballer and soldier.