Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to book corners and edges.
Currowan is the gripping account of the massive fire that engulfed the south coast of New South Wales in 2019-2020.
Ignited by a lightning strike near the Currowan state forest and burning for seventy-four days across nearly 500,000 hectares, it was among Australia's Black Summer's largest and most ferocious infernos.
Journalist Bronwyn Adcock fled the fire with her children. Her husband, fighting at the front, rang with a plea for help before his phone went dead, leaving her to fear whether he would make it out alive.
In Currowan, Bronwyn tells her story, and those of many others, what they experienced, saw, thought and felt. The pacy, immersive reportage is braided with much larger themes - what we know about how fire behaves, how that is changing due to climate change, and how communities can cope with natural disasters and prepare themselves for an increasingly dangerous future.
Currowan is about tragedy, survival and the power of community. It is the story of a fire and a nation in the grip of an intensifying crisis we must all work together to solve. (back cover)