Set 30 years before her Commonwealth Prize winning novel, The Secret River, Kate Grenvilles The Lieutenant tells a similar tale of a misunderstood Englishman discovering the Aboriginal people of New South Wales. What differentiates The Lieutenant from The Secret River is a surprising and refreshing theme of belonging and connectivity.
A swimming sea of sputum, sex, sordid, and silly, Derek McCormacks novella from Akashic reinvents a classic: freak show. Meet the cast of Tod Brownings lost screenplay. Jimmie Rodgers, The Carter Family, and two of fashions arch-nemeses: Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli.