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Bridget Crack
Bridget Crack
Leary, Rachel2017
Van Diemen's Land, 1827. When Bridget Crack flees her cruel master's isolated property to walk back to Hobart Town she has no idea just how far off the road she will go, or how hard it will be to ever get back on it. When Bridget arrived in the colony, she had never seen such a place as Hobart Town. A spirited girl, more educated than most in the town, she found the life of an indentured domestic servant intolerable, but when she is punished for her insubordination and sent from one place to another, each significantly worse than the last, she realises there are far worse places to be. The worst of all is where she ends up - the 'Interior' where the hard cases are sent - a brutally hard life with a cruel master miles from civilisation. She runs from there and finds herself imprisoned by the impenetrable Tasmanian wilderness. What she finds there-what finds her-is Matt Sheedy, a man on the run, who saves her from certain death. But her precarious existence among volatile and murderous bushrangers is a different kind of hell. Surrounded by roaring rivers and towering columns of rock, hunted by soldiers and at the mercy of killers, Bridget finds herself in an impossible situation. In the face of terrible darkness, what will she have to do to survive? Bridget Crack is a gripping and moving story of a woman's struggle for survival in a beautiful and brutal landscape.
Main title:
Bridget Crack / Rachel Leary.
Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2017.©2017
314 pages ; 24 cm.
Winner of the 2019 Tasmania Book Prize
9781760295479 (paperback)
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Hampton LibraryAdult FictionLEARAvailable