This novel tells the story of Australian photographer, explorer and adventurer, Frank Hurley.
Hurley's photographs and documentaries of Douglas Mawson's and Ernest Shackletpon's Antarctic expeditions, and his images of World War I have been widely exhibited and reproduced. His images of the ship Endurance trapped in an ocean of ice, of men battling the most extreme elements in the Antarctic, as well as suffering under the unthinkable conditions of war are imprinted on the Australian consciousness.
In Tim Griffiths' first novel, Hurley is resurrected, telling us of his part in the two ill-fated Antarctic expeditions and recounting his experiences fighting for his life in the ice and the elements.
Tom Griffiths was living in Papua New Guinea when he came across Frank Hurley's photographs of that country, leading to a long-term interest in Hurley's story.
Author: Tom Griffiths
Publisher: Allen & Unwin