The Hand that Signed the Paper

The Hand that Signed the Paper

by Helen Dale

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 22/04/2017

RRP  $29.99 $28.50

"Astonishingly talented... with the true novelist's gift of entering into the imagination of those she is writing about." -- David Marr

As war crimes prosecutions seize Australia, Fiona Kovalenko discovers that her own family is implicated in the darkest events of the twentieth century.

This is their story.First published under an assumed identity, The Hand that Signed the Paper remains one of the most celebrated and controversial books in recent Australian literature.

With a new introduction by the author, it continues to raise urgent questions about history, responsibility, and truth.

Contemporary fiction
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
Ligature Pty Limited
Country of origin:
United States
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Helen Dale

Helen Dale is a Queenslander by birth and a Londoner by choice. She read law at Oxford (where she was at Brasenose) and has previously worked as a lawyer, political staffer, and advertising copywriter (among other things).

She became the youngest winner of Australia's Miles Franklin Award with her first novel, The Hand that Signed the Paper, leaving the country shortly after it caused a storm of controversy.

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