The Contemptuary

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Monasteries and gaols: David Foster reflects that during the course of his life the monasteries have emptied while the gaols are doing nicely. Set in Goulburn and its surrounds, where Foster resides, The Contemptuary is a lament for a dying faith, a commentary on prison life and, perhaps unexpectedly from Foster in this, his sixteenth novel, an unputdownable whodunnit.

‘ One of our most unheralded major writers’
Geordie Williamson, chief literary critic of The Australian, citing The Contemptuary as one of his 2019 books of the year.