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Taking Tom Murray Home
Released the same day as the standard print edition
Title:
Taking Tom Murray Home
Written by:
Tim Slee 
Read by:
Stig Wemyss 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
Duration:
7 hours 29 minutes 
Published:
July 22 2019 
Available Date:
July 22 2019 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781460794234 
Genres:
Fiction; Australian Fiction 
Publisher:
Bolinda/HarperCollins audio 
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Taking Tom Murray Home is a funny, moving, bittersweet Australian story of fires, families and the restorative power of community.

Bankrupt dairy farmer Tom Murray decides he'd rather sell off his herd and burn down his own house than hand them over to the bank. But something goes tragically wrong, and Tom dies in the blaze. His wife, Dawn, doesn't want him to have died for nothing and decides to hold a funeral procession for Tom as a protest, driving 350 kilometres from Yardley in country Victoria to bury him in Melbourne where he was born. To make a bigger impact she agrees with some neighbours to put his coffin on a horse and cart and take it slow – real slow. But on the night of their departure, someone burns down the local bank. And as the motley funeral procession passes through Victoria, there are more mysterious arson attacks. Dawn has five days to get to Melbourne. Five days, five more towns and a state ready to explode in flames ... Told with a laconic, deadpan wit, Taking Tom Murray Home is a timely, thought-provoking, heartwarming, quintessentially Australian story like no other. It's a novel about grief, pain, anger and loss, yes, but it's also about hope – and how community, friends and love trump pain and anger, every time.

'A tinderbox of a book, ready to burst into humour or heartbreak at any moment.'
Felicity McLean

'Tim Slee celebrates Australia’s rebel spirit and unearths the stoicism, perseverance and humour of our rural character … highly entertaining and destined for the screen.'
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