Viewing Entry - Minotaur (S14762) by Goldsworthy, Peter.
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Detective and Mystery fiction, Australian fiction.
Detective and Mystery fiction, Australian fiction. Blindness -- Fiction. Escaped prisoners -- Fiction. Police -- Violence against -- Fiction. Police -- Australia -- Fiction. Revenge -- Fiction. Workers' compensation -- Fiction.
Detective Sergeant Rick Zadow is angry, unmotivated, unwashed, unkempt, and almost entirely reliant on his guide dog, Scout, and voice-controlled personal assistant Siri to make it through each day: one a voice without a body, the other a body without a voice. Left blind after a bullet wound to the head two years before, he is caught up in a workers' compensation battle between two psychiatrists, one acting for him, and one appointed by WorkCover, over how much compo he should be awarded. Reminders of his former life keep on tripping Rick up. His wife has moved out, and another former passion of his life, a legendary Ducati motorbike he was halfway through restoring, sits abandoned in the back shed. All of which is the background to the central story: the breakout from jail of the man who shot him, and who is seeking to finish the job. Part laugh-out-loud comedy, part deadly serious study of revenge, part love story, this unique novel from one of our finest writers is also a slow, crabwise journey of self-discovery. As Rick navigates his sense-world (smell, sound, touch, taste and finally, sight), there is a sixth sense he must also learn to trust, his gut instinct, which might just turn out to be his best.
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Original Print Publisher
[Docklands, VIC] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019.