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The Scarecrow  : Text Classics - Ronald Hugh Morrieson


Published: 26th April 2012
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The same week our fowls were stolen, Daphne Moran had her throat cut.

Neddy Poindexter's sister, Prudence, has turned sixteen and is the prettiest girl in Klynham. Neddy can't protect her from the men in town, but can he protect her from the killer on the loose?

Part boys' own adventure story, part small-town comedy and part horrifying thriller, The Scarecrow is of its own kind, an unexpected and irresistible masterpiece.

About the Author

Ronald Hugh Morrieson was born in New Zealand in 1922. His books include The Scarecrow, Came a Hot Friday, Predicament, and Pallet on the Floor. He died in 1972. .

'Had Dickens begun his career in the twentieth century and with a novel whose major theme was sex he might very well have produced a book like The Scarecrow.' - Meanjin

From Craig Sherborne's introduction to The Scarecrow:

'The definition of joy is sex and alcohol…You read this book smiling and laughing regardless of the horrors in it…It testifies to Morrieson's talent for balancing credibility with farce that we trust an adolescent narrator to relay sordid matters of the flesh so eloquently.'

ISBN: 9781921922398
ISBN-10: 1921922397
Series: Text Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 26th April 2012
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1