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ISBN: 9781760992262
Dimensions: B+ Format: 20.5x13.8cm
Pages: 336
Publication year: 2023
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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The Brothers Wolfe

Written by Steve Hawke

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Meet the Brothers Wolfe. Elliot Wolfe: ambitious, ruthless and living for the thrill of the deal. Athol Wolfe: a young man trying to find a place outside his big brother’s shadow. Include a maiden aunt with a long memory, a mild-mannered father reluctant to bring the family menswear business into the modern world. Bind them together in a family trust, and throw them into a melting pot of greedy entrepreneurs and high-flying criminals. Add a sexy French girlfriend with dreams of her own and a big, dark family secret – and watch it all explode.


‘Hawke presents an insightful critique of the relationship between entrepreneurship and politics. The result is a rich and intriguing combination of family saga, historical novel and social commentary.’ Weekend Australian

‘A multigenerational family saga, with a business slant that evokes the intrigue of 1980’s Western Australia, in the Bob Hawke era.’ Melanie Hobbs (@melhobbs_bookworm_reviews).

‘A beautiful told family saga of relationships and the impact family members have on each other. Tragic, breathtaking, haunting! Highly recommended.’  Liesel, Good Reading Magazine

‘The story is beautifully written, insightful, and loaded with twists and turns that grab the reader’s attention. Hawkes’ writing is stellar, his narrative voice compelling, and filled with emotional depth. The Western Australian business trade including real-life characters and places are weaved nicely into the storyline.’ Beauty and Lace Book Club

‘… The relationship between Elliot the operator and Athol the thinker is well written and interesting. The spirit of the WA business environment is eye-opening, with real-life characters mentioned among the fictional, contrasting sharply with the softer momentum of Athol’s story.

An Australian story that is a good read. I’m still thinking about the ending.’ Kim, Early Bird Reader, Canterbury VIC

Pages: 336
Publication Year: 2023
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Steve Hawke

Steve Hawke grew up in Melbourne, then lived in the Kimberley for many years, before settling in the Perth hills. His first adult novel, The Valley, was published in 2018. Out of Time is his second novel. He has also written the stage play Jandamarra (2008 and 2011), the libretto for the dramatic cantata Jandamarra: […]

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