Review: Maryrose Cuskelly's The Cane is a thought-provoking addition to the Australian rural noir genre

By Anna Creer
April 22 2022 - 2:00pm
  • The Cane, by Maryrose Cuskelly. Allen & Unwin, $32.99.

Although Maryrose Cuskelly now lives in Melbourne, she was born in Queensland and she has never forgotten the mystery around the disappearance of Mackay girl Marilyn Wallman, while riding her bike to school in 1972. In later life, this inspired her to write a prize-wining essay "Well before Dark" about Marilyn's disappearance.



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