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‘A bold unfolding of a succession of nightmares … Deane belongs to a long line of yarn-spinners in Australian fiction from Henry Lawson to Frank Hardy to Peter Carey.’ —   Sydney Morning Herald.

An ancient man without a past hails a taxi driven by a petty criminal with no future.

Reluctantly, the pair embarks on a journey in search of a legendary whaler and murderer known only as the Norseman. This is a one-way trip — but who’s taking who for a ride?

The Norseman’s Song is a stylish blend of gothic mystery and modern crime noir. Evoking the spirit of Joseph Conrad and Edgar Allan Poe, Joel Deane creates a violent and lyrical vision of contemporary Australia with the pace and energy of a road movie and the haunting atmosphere of a nightmare.

  • Publisher: Hunter Publishers (April 1, 2010)
  • Length: 240 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780980740523

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