"Chloe Hooper's masterful book of reportage is a kind of moral thriller about power, wretchedness and violence" (Philip Roth
"It is impossible to overestimate the importance of this book" (Peter Carey)
"Hooper fills in the background with a light touch.... She instinctively grasps the most telling detail... This is a brilliant vignette in which one appalling incident illuminates a saga of social breakdown" (Sara Wheeler The Times
"Queensland's police force - along with its tourist board - won't thank Hooper for The Tall Man, but the rest of us should. This meticulous, compelling portrayal of the dark side of Australian life deserves the widest possible audience
" (Sunday Times
"An important, brilliant, perceptive book" (Literary Review
`Engrossing...this is a brilliant vignette in which one appalling incident illuminates a saga of social breakdown.'
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