Kenneth Cook
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Written with compelling simplicity, Tuna recalls Hemingway's masterpiece The Old Man and the Sea.

Jack Foster, a tough Australian fisherman struggling to earn his living from the sea, has one all-consuming dream - to own his own tuna boat.

The chance of a bargain boat unexpectedly comes his way and Jack plunges deeply into debt to buy it. With a sudden twist of fortune, he finds himself with a week to make a big catch or lose everything he owns to his creditors. Tensions reach breaking point as Jack battles desperately against time and the sea to save his dream.

Author bio:

Kenneth Cook was born in Sydney in 1929. He achieved recognition as a fiction writer with the publication of his first novel Wake in Fright in 1961. Critically acclaimed, it has been translated into several languages and is still in print 45 years later. It was made into a classic Australian film in 1971.

Wake in Fright was followed by over 20 fiction and non-fiction books, including Eliza Frazer, Bloodhouse, Tuna and Pig . His antiwar beliefs were reflected in his powerful novel The Wine of God's Anger and in the play Stockade. Kenneth Cook died of a heart attack in 1987 while on a publicity tour promoting Wombat Revenge, the second volume in his bestselling trilogy of humorous short stories.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781743314388
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A&U House Of Books
Pub Date: October 2012
Page Extent: 190
Format: Paperback - A format
Age: 0 - 0
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Subject: Fiction & related items


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