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The Resource This House of Grief, by Helen Garner

This House of Grief, by Helen Garner

Label
This House of Grief
Title
This House of Grief
Statement of responsibility
by Helen Garner
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. This House of Grief is a heartbreaking and unputdownable book by one of Australia's most admired writers
Summary
On the evening of 4 September 2005, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was driving his three sons home to their mother when his car plunged into a dam. The boys, aged ten, seven, and two, drowned. Was this an act of deliberate revenge or a tragic accident? The court case became Helen Garner's obsession. She was in the courtroom every day of Farquharson's trial and subsequent retrial, along with countless journalists and the families of both the accused and his former wife
Award
  • Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime, 2015.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Award for Non-Fiction, 2016
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Premier's Prize, 2016
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10414196
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garner, Helen
Dewey number
364.15230994
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Gambino, Cindy
  • Farquharson, Robert
  • Filicide
  • Children
  • Custody of children
  • Mothers of murder victims
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of a murder trial
Label
This House of Grief, by Helen Garner
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn876846323
Extent
300 p. ; 24 cm.
Isbn
9781922079206
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)876846323
Label
This House of Grief, by Helen Garner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn876846323
Extent
300 p. ; 24 cm.
Isbn
9781922079206
Isbn Type
(Paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)876846323

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