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'In 1882 dismembered human remains were discovered at a lonely campsite called the Sinkings near Albany, Western Australia. The surgeon conducting the autopsy claimed they were those of a woman. Why, then, was the victim identified as Little Jock, a sandalwood-cutter and former convict? And why was the murder so brutal, so gruesome?

'More than a hundred years later, Willa Samson embarks on a search to find out. A recluse after having lost her daughter, Willa is drawn back into the world as she negotiates archives, communicates with family historians, and journeys to Scotland, Northern Ireland and England looking for clues to her questions.

'The Sinkings is a story within a story, the portrayal of a figure from the margins of history embedded within a contemporary narrative of a mother's guilt and grief.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Ric, Robyn, Richard.
  • Epigraph: 'Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.' - Soren Kierkegaard.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2008 .
      Extent: 375p.
      ISBN: 9781921401114 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

The Sinkings Catie Gilchrist , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 5 no. 3 2011; (p. 1-2)

— Review of The Sinkings Amanda Curtin , 2008 single work novel
This Week You're Reading Terri Clifford , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 18 June 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of The Sinkings Amanda Curtin , 2008 single work novel
This Year's Work in Fiction 2008-2009 Susan Midalia , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 54 no. 1 2009; (p. 51-64)

— Review of The Pages Murray Bail , 2008 single work novel ; The Lieutenant Kate Grenville , 2008 single work novel ; The Spare Room Helen Garner , 2008 single work novel ; The Anatomy of Wings Karen Foxlee , 2006 single work novel ; Boy On A Wire Jon Doust , 2009 single work novel ; The Sinkings Amanda Curtin , 2008 single work novel ; Bird Sophie Cunningham , 2008 single work novel ; One Foot Wrong Sofie Laguna , 2008 single work novel ; Avenue of Eternal Peace Nicholas Jose , 1989 single work novel ; Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson , 2008 single work novel ; The Steele Diaries Wendy James , 2008 single work novel ; Butterfly Sonya Hartnett , 2009 single work novel ; Dissection Jacinta Halloran , 2007 single work novel ; Fugitive Blue Claire Thomas , 2008 single work novel ; Sweet Tracy Ryan , 2008 single work novel ; The Virtuoso Sonia Orchard , 2009 single work novel ; Ransom David Malouf , 2009 single work novel ; The Good Parents Joan London , 2008 single work novel ; Vertigo : A Pastoral Amanda Lohrey , 2008 single work novella ; The Boat Nam Le , 2008 selected work short story ; New Australian Stories 2009 anthology short story ; The Slap Christos Tsiolkas , 2008 single work novel
The Sinkings Donna Ward , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Indigo , Summer no. 3 2009; (p. 186-187)

— Review of The Sinkings Amanda Curtin , 2008 single work novel
Untitled Susan Errington , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , March no. 14 2009; (p. 55)

— Review of The Sinkings Amanda Curtin , 2008 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 July 2008; (p. 26)

— Review of The Sinkings Amanda Curtin , 2008 single work novel
Intersex Fettle Leaves Sinking Feeling Peter Pierce , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 August 2008; (p. 15)

— Review of The Sinkings Amanda Curtin , 2008 single work novel
Effortless Novelistic Debut Kathy Hunt , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 August 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of The Sinkings Amanda Curtin , 2008 single work novel
Sweet Saga of Women Patrick Allington , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 September 2008; (p. 13)

— Review of Sweet Tracy Ryan , 2008 single work novel ; The Sinkings Amanda Curtin , 2008 single work novel
Living With the Past Stephanie Green , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 305 2008; (p. 29)

— Review of The Sinkings Amanda Curtin , 2008 single work novel
Last amended 11 Nov 2008 10:51:17
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  • Western Australia,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1800-1899
  • 2000-2010
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