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Title:
The Arsonist
Written by:
Chloe Hooper 
Read by:
Sibylla Budd 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
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Duration:
6 hours 40 minutes 
Published:
April 28 2019 
Available Date:
April 28 2019 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781489499240 
Genres:
Non-fiction; Australian; Biography; True Crime 
Publisher:
Bolinda/Penguin Audio Australia 
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Longlisted Australian Book Industry Award / General Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2019
Longlisted Ned Kelly Award / Best True Crime 2019

On the day that became known as Black Saturday, one man deliberately lit two fires near the small town of Churchill, Gippsland, then sat on the roof of his house and watched the flames. The Arsonist, by the acclaimed author of The Tall Man, is the story of that man, the fire he lit and the people who were killed.

On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the highest in the state, more than 30 people were known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn’t know. The Arsonist takes listeners on the hunt for this man, and inside the strange puzzle of his mind. It is also the story of fire in this country, and of a community that owed its existence to that very element. The command of fire has defined and sustained us as a species – understanding its abuse will define our future. A powerful real-life thriller written with Hooper’s trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that in an age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers.

'Gripping, gritty and unsparing but never gratuitous in its details, this is true crime writing at its best. But Hooper goes beyond the procedurals and the scene setting to examine the greater context of the tragedy.'
The Saturday Paper

'The Arsonist, is an enthralling and deeply fascinating story about a huge tragedy that befell a small community, one that not only conveys the horror of a fire that cremated all before it, but asks questions about guilt, remorse and responsibility.'
Better Reading

'In Hooper's sure hands the grimmest details become exquisite imagery.'
The Sydney Morning Herald