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This House of Grief

Audiobook

Anyone can see the place where the children died. You take the Princes Highway past Geelong, and keep going west in the direction of Colac. Late in August 2006, soon after I had watched a magistrate commit Robert Farquharson to stand trial before a jury on three charges of murder, I headed out that way on a Sunday morning, across the great volcanic plain. On the evening of 4 September 2005, Father's Day, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was driving his three sons home to their mother, Cindy, when his car left the road and plunged into a dam. The boys, aged ten, seven and two, drowned. Was this an act of revenge or a tragic accident? The court case became Helen Garner's obsession. She followed it on its protracted course until the final verdict. In this utterly compelling book, Helen Garner tells the story of a man and his broken life. She presents the theatre of the courtroom with its actors and audience, all gathered for the purpose of bearing witness to the truth, players in the extraordinary and unpredictable drama of the quest for justice.


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Publisher: Text Publishing Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781922079206
  • File size: 289660 KB
  • Release date: December 23, 2015
  • Duration: 10:02:30

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781922079206
  • File size: 289660 KB
  • Release date: December 23, 2015
  • Duration: 10:02:26
  • Number of parts: 10

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English

Anyone can see the place where the children died. You take the Princes Highway past Geelong, and keep going west in the direction of Colac. Late in August 2006, soon after I had watched a magistrate commit Robert Farquharson to stand trial before a jury on three charges of murder, I headed out that way on a Sunday morning, across the great volcanic plain. On the evening of 4 September 2005, Father's Day, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was driving his three sons home to their mother, Cindy, when his car left the road and plunged into a dam. The boys, aged ten, seven and two, drowned. Was this an act of revenge or a tragic accident? The court case became Helen Garner's obsession. She followed it on its protracted course until the final verdict. In this utterly compelling book, Helen Garner tells the story of a man and his broken life. She presents the theatre of the courtroom with its actors and audience, all gathered for the purpose of bearing witness to the truth, players in the extraordinary and unpredictable drama of the quest for justice.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Text Publishing
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781922079206
    File size: 289660 KB
    Release date: December 23, 2015
    Duration: 10:02:30

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781922079206
    File size: 289660 KB
    Release date: December 23, 2015
    Duration: 10:02:26
    Number of parts: 10

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  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English