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Lost voices

C. J. Koch
Young Hugh Dixon believes he can save his father from ruin if he asks his estranged great-uncle Walter, a wealthy lawyer who lives alone in a Tasmanian farmhouse, for help. As he is drawn into Walter's rarefied world, Hugh discovers that both his uncle and the farmhouse are links to a notorious episode in the mid nineteenth century. Walter's father, Martin, was living in the house when it was raided by members of an outlaw community run by Lucas Wilson, a charismatic ex-soldier attempting to build a utopia. But like later societies with communitarian ideals, Nowhere Valley was controlled by the gun, with Wilson as benevolent dictator. Twenty-year-old Martin's sojourn in the Valley as Wilson's disciple has become an obsession with Walter Dixon: one which haunts his present and keeps the past tantalizingly close
Print Book, English, 2012
Forth Estate, Sydney South, N.S.W., 2012
Australian fiction 21st century
1 volume
9780732294632, 9780732296278, 0732294630, 0732296277
Bk. 1. Hugh Dixon
bk. 2. Martin Dixon
bk. 3. Hugh dixon