The Driller's Wife and Other Kalgoorlie Crime Stories by CE Rocchi

The Driller's Wife and Other Kalgoorlie Crime Stories

byCE Rocchi

Kobo ebook | October 4, 2012

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The Driller's Wife and Other Kalgoorlie Crime Stories are tales of life on the Western Australian Goldfields in the early 1990s. Kalgoorlie then, as it is now, was a place where the very rich lived alongside the dirt poor. Many characters made the town their home including prostitutes, weary coppers, pastoralists, gold stealers, chancers, goes, bikies, cheeky kids, and fencing contractors. As as young reporter, CE Rocchi would observe criminals in court, then sit down alongside them in restaurants. Racism and sexism were rife and a world famous brothel stood openly in a main street. CE Rocchi paints characters vividly and injects a sense of humour when writing these compelling stories of outback life. The stories also reveal some of the downsides to criminal behaviour, especially to children, 'Just a Bit of Fun' and Stretched: The Journey of Sass Smith. While in The Bilby she tackles Goldfields' 'business' practices. Paint for Breakfast is a startling story which focuses on child neglect and Kalgoorlie Boys shows what ugly racism can lead to.

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Title:The Driller's Wife and Other Kalgoorlie Crime StoriesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 4, 2012Publisher:CE RocchiLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0987192272

ISBN - 13:9780987192271

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