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ISBN: 9781760990374
Pages: 304
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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The Sawdust House

Written by David Whish-Wilson

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San Francisco, 1856. Irish-born James ‘Yankee’ Sullivan is being held in jail by the Committee of Vigilance, which aims to rout the Australian criminals from the town. As Sullivan’s mistress, seeks his release and as his fellow prisoners are taken away to be hanged, the convict tells a story of triumph and tragedy: of his daring escape from penal servitude in Australia; how he became America’s most celebrated boxer; and how he met the true love of his life.


‘Whish-Wilson is a storyteller, there is no greater praise.’ Bruce Pascoe

Pages: 304
Publication Year: 2022
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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David Whish-Wilson

David Whish-Wilson is the author of seven novels and three creative non-fiction books. He was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, but raised in Singapore, Victoria and Western Australia. He left Australia aged 18 to live for a decade in Europe, Africa and Asia, where he worked as a barman, actor, street seller, petty criminal, […]