Secondhand. Very good condition. Some minor wear to dust jacket at right tail front cover and at spine.
John Cole is a bushman born and bred. His childhood is dominated by the mysteries of the hills surrounding his father's slab hut, hills that can hide stolen horses for months, or protect his brother Pat from the spying eyes of the Police.
From a child's vulnerability to manhood is only a step and he is soon his own man. Marriage confines him to wage work in a country town until he takes a job droving cattle, but the peace of the cattle camp is shattered by tragedy at home and the desperate ride from which the book takes its title.
The rootlessness of John's subsequent life comes to an end with a long journey of affirmation from Oodnadatta back to the northwest, and peace and fulfilment as manager of a cattle station. His life is there, its challenges, pleasures and trials form the main part of this book, which is a memorable picture of a country that is hard yet rewarding. (book flap)
Second in the series of six novels collectively entitled The Conjuror's Years.