A breathtakingly brilliant debut novel in the tradition of Cormac McCarthy, inspired by the life of legendary female outlaw Jessie Hickman.
The Burial is the debut novel of Courtney Collins. It has been optioned for a feature film by Pure Pictures. Courtney grew up in the Hunter Valley in NSW. She now lives on the Goulburn River in regional Victoria.
This is a striking and remarkable debut for the first-time
novelist. Not merely dark and gritty, it endows earth and blood
with elemental significance. * The Herald (Scotland) *
A spellbinding debut novel... the author captures the world with an eerie beauty. * Nottingham Post (5* Press Association review) *
There is a powerful vision behind this debut novel... Collins is a writer to watch. * Weekend Australian *
While on the surface The Burial resembles a dominant strand of Australian fiction concerned with reimagining historical figures and events, its oddness and lyricism place it closer to recent novels that probe and query the possibilities of historical fiction. * Canberra Times *