Shortlist year: 
2015
Shortlist category: 
Non-fiction
Published by: 
Text Publishing

About the book

book cover image: This House of Grief by Helen Garner.

On the evening of 4 September 2005, Father's Day, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was driving his three sons home to their mother, Cindy, when his car left the road and plunged into a dam. The boys, aged ten, seven and two, drowned. Was this an act of revenge or a tragic accident?

The court case became Helen Garner's obsession. She followed it on its protracted course until the final verdict.