Rod Chadbourne grew up in Tambellup, 330 kilometres south-east of Perth, Western Australia. After completing a tertiary degree he was posted to teach in Pingelly, another small town on the Great Southern Railway line. During the 1960s and 70s he and his wife spent seven years working in New Zealand, England, Canada and South Australia. Then they returned to Perth where Rod took up a position at Edith Cowan University. Hung Out To Dry is his first novel.
Hung Out To Dry
by Rod Chadbourne
In the small Australian bush town of Manton during the 1880s, thirteen year old Sinead Malone receives a marriage proposal from local publican Karl Unworth, a man with a past and three times her age. Sinead has no interest in men like Unworth, let alone marriage. But Unworth has powerful friends and seven years later there is homicide, the criminal court, injustice and tragedy.
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