Highway Thirteen

Fiona McFarlane

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In 1998, an apparently ordinary Australian man is arrested and charged for a series of brutal murders. The news shocks the nation, bringing both horror and resolution to the victims’ families, but its impact travels even further: into the past, as the murders rewrite personal histories, and into the future, as true crime podcasts and biopics tell the story of the crimes. From the killer’s childhood town to Texas, Rome and beyond, from the mid-twentieth century to the near-future, ‘Highway Thirteen’ asks how do communities make sense of such atrocities? How does the mourning of families sit alongside the public fascination with terrible crimes? And can we tell true crime stories without centring the killers?

ISBN: 9781529389876 Category:

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‘This Mobius strip of linked stories bends and twists the crime genre until it is barely recognisable . . . The result is a riveting study of human nature’
GERALDINE BROOKS, author of Horse

In 1998, an apparently ordinary Australian man is arrested and charged for a series of brutal murders. The news shocks the nation, bringing both horror and resolution to the victims’ families, but its impact travels even further: into the past, as the murders rewrite personal histories, and into the future, as true crime podcasts and biopics tell the story of the crimes.

From the killer’s childhood town to Texas, Rome and beyond, from the mid-twentieth century to the near-future, Highway Thirteen asks how do communities make sense of such atrocities? How does the mourning of families sit alongside the public fascination with terrible crimes? And can we tell true crime stories without centring the killers?

Additional information

Weight 0.041 kg
Dimensions 24 × 15.6 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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