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Title:
Joe Cinque’s Consolation
Written by:
Helen Garner 
Read by:
Helen Garner 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
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Duration:
8 hours 18 minutes 
Published:
May 01 2022 
Available Date:
May 01 2022 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781038605535 
Genres:
Non-fiction; Australian; Biography; True Crime 
Publisher:
Bolinda audio 
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National bestselling author
Award winning author
Australian author

A true story of death, grief and the law from the 2019 winner of the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature.

In October 1997, a clever young law student at the Australian National University made a bizarre plan to murder her devoted boyfriend after a dinner party at their house. Some of the dinner guests – most of them students – had heard rumours of the plan. Nobody warned Joe Cinque. He died one Sunday, in his own bed, of a massive dose of Rohypnol and heroin. His girlfriend and her best friend were charged with murder. Helen Garner followed the trials in the ACT Supreme Court. Compassionate but unflinching, this is an audiobook about how and why Joe Cinque died. It probes the gap between ethics and the law; examines the helplessness of the courts in the face of what we think of as ‘evil’ and explores conscience, culpability and the battered ideal of duty of care. It is a masterwork from one of Australia's greatest writers. Now a Major Motion Picture www.joecinque.com.au

'Garner's book is a writer's profound response to a tragedy and to questions about human responsibility over time as well as at precise moments.'
The Age

'This is a work of great passion and of countervailing humanity – a book of witness ...'
Australian Book Review