The Drowned Man

Publisher details

The Drowned Man
Author
Brendan James Murray
Publisher
Echo Publishing
Genre
Non Fiction
Released
01 July, 2016

Synopsis

A chance encounter in a fish-’n’-chip shop set Brendan James Murray on the trail of a mystery. Had a gay man been secretly murdered on HMAS Australia during the Second World War?The veteran he spoke to was certain. ‘I knew about it,’ he said. ‘We all did.’But was the story true? If so, who was the dead man? And why was it so hard to find out?The Drowned Man is a search for the answer, almost stymied by cover-up and silence. In the end, it brings us to the lies that have shrouded our understanding of war, and especially of war at sea.As one of the survivors poignantly says, ‘I want to pass it on to the next generation. What it was like. What it was really like.’This is a work of kaleidoscopic intensity by a strong new Australian voice.
Brendan James Murray
About the author

Brendan James Murray

Brendan Murray grew up on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula and has been writing for as long as he can remember. Though his first love is nonfiction, he also enjoys writing creatively; his short stories have twice received National Literary Awards from the Fellowship of Australian Writers.

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