The Tall Man
About the book
The story of a death, a policeman, an island and a country. The Tall Man is the story of Palm Island, the tropical paradise where one morning Cameron Doomadgee swore at a policeman and forty minutes later lay dead in a watch-house cell.
It is the story of that policeman, the tall, enigmatic Christopher Hurley who chose to work in some of the toughest and wildest places in Australia, and of the struggle to bring him to trial. Above all, it is a story in luminous detail of two worlds clashing – and a haunting moral puzzle that no reader will forget.
About the author
Chloe Hooper's first novel, A Child's Book of True Crime, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times Notable Book.
The Tall Man, her non-fiction account of the death in custody of Cameron Doomadgee, won many literary awards.