The Cane by Maryrose Cuskelly

The Cane by Maryrose Cuskelly

Quala, a North Queensland sugar town, the 1970s.
Barbara McClymont walks the cane fields searching for Janet, her sixteen-year-old daughter, who has been missing for weeks. The police have no leads. The people of Quala are divided by dread and distrust. But the sugar crush is underway and the cane must be burned.

Meanwhile, children dream of a malevolent presence, a schoolteacher yearns to escape, and history… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism & racial slurs
  • Child sexual abuse mentioned
  • Death of a child
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping mentioned
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Fire
  • Animal death
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