A Treacherous Country (Winner 2020 Australian Vogel's Literary Award)

Author(s): K. M. Kruimink

Adult Fiction


There is a woman, somewhere, here, in Van Diemen's Land, unless she had died or otherwise departed, called Maryanne Maginn.

Gabriel Fox, the young son of an old English house, arrives in a land both ancient and new. Drawn by the promise of his heart's desire, and compelled to distance himself from pain at home, Gabriel begins his quest into Van Diemen's Land. His guide, a Cannibal who is not all he seems, leads him north where Gabriel might free himself of his distracting burden and seek the woman he must find.

As Gabriel traverses this wild country, he uncovers new truths buried within his own memory. Authentic, original and playful, A Treacherous Country is a novel of loyalty, wisdom and the freedom to act.


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'Warm and lively...a witty, Tasmanian Moby Dick' - Tegan Bennett Dylight, acclaimed author of Six Bedrooms

 Winner Vogel Award 2020



  K.M. Kruimink was born in Tasmania and spent most of her childhood in the Huon Valley, with an interlude on the West Coast. After completing a largely ornamental Arts degree at the University of Tasmania, she lived and worked interstate and abroad for several years. Today, she lives once again in the Huon Valley, now with her husband and daughter. A Treacherous Country is her first novel.


General Fields

  • : 9781760877408
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : February 2020
  • : ---length:- '23.4'width:- '15.3'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : K. M. Kruimink
  • : Paperback
  • : 2020
  • : English
  • : 240
  • : FA