Bryce Courtenay has created an unforgettable story of the enduring bond between two brothers.
Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of fifteen in Hobart Town. Together they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots in the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.
Along the way, Hawk meets the outrageous Maggie Pye, who brings love and laughter into his life. But the demons of Tommo's past return to haunt the brothers. With Tommo at his side, Hawk takes on a fight against all odds to save what they cherish most.
An epic tale of adventure and romance from Australia's bestselling author.
'Tommo & Hawk is blockbuster material … It is impossible not to be impressed by Courtenay's talents. He is a superb storyteller.' Sunday Times (UK)
'The novel is not just concerned with the hurdy-gurdy of history, but the ageless condition of mankind … it is cannily crafted.' Sunday Age
About the Author
Bryce Courtenay was born in South Africa and has lived in Sydney for the major part of his life. Bryce Courtenay is the bestselling author of The Power of One, April Fool's Day, The Potato Factory, Solomon's Song, Jessica, Smoky Joe's Cafe, Four Fires, Whitethorn and Brother Fish.
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Comments about Tommo & Hawk:
I really enjoyed this book. At first I found it a bit slow and I didn't understand some of the character development. Why were there so many chapters dedicated to Ikey Solomon? I found him a character that is hard to like. I persevered with the book though and was well rewarded. By the end I can only say that the writer did a great job with all characters and all the chapters were imperative to the story. This would be a great book to give to a friend that is visiting Australia as it presents a snap shot into our diverse past and convict history.
Number Of Pages: 696
Published: June 2006
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 13.0 x 4.1
Weight (kg): 20.0
Edition Number: 1