Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of fifteen in Hobart. Together they escape their troubled pasts. From whale hunting in Pacific to Maori wars of New Zealand, from Rocks in Sydney to miners' riots at goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.
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 brycecourtenay.com facebook.com/BryceCourtenay
Bryce Courtenay is the bestselling author of The Power of One, Tandia, April Fool's Day, The Potato Factory, Tommo & Hawk, Solomon's Song, Jessica, A Recipe for Dreaming, The Family Frying Pan, The Night Country, Smoky Joe's Cafe, Four Fires, Matthew Flinders' Cat, Brother Fish, Whitethorn, Sylvia, The Persimmon Tree, Fishing for Stars, The Story of Danny Dunn, Fortune Cookie and Jack of Diamonds. Bryce Courtenay AM passed away in November 2012, aged seventy-nine, at his home in Canberra.
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