William Thornhill is sentenced in 1806 to be transported to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. With his wife Sal and children in tow, he arrives in a harsh land that feels at first like a death sentence. But among the convicts there is a whisper that freedom can be bought, an opportunity to start afresh.
Winner of ABIA Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2006.
Winner of ABIA Australian Book of the Year 2006.
Winner of Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award 2006.
Shortlisted for Booker Prize for Fiction 2006.
Shortlisted for Age Book of the Year: Fiction 2006.
Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2006.