Matthew Flinder's Cat
The story of a drunk, a boy and a cat
Billy O'Shannessy, once a prominent barrister, is now on the street where he sleeps on a bench outside the State Library. Above him on the window sill rests a bronze statue of Matthew Flinders' cat, Trim. Ryan is a ten-year-old, a near-street kid heading for the usual trouble. The two form an unlikely bond.
Through telling Ryan the story of Flinders' circumnavigation of Australia as seen through Trim's eyes, Billy is drawn deeply into Ryan's life and into the Sydney underworld.
A modern-day story of friendship and redemption by an internationally bestselling author.
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Review: Matthew Flinders' CatUser Review - Susiekenzie - Goodreads
The best book I've read in years. An astonishing insight into repentance, guilt, homelessness, intelligence, alcoholism, abuse and rising above fear. Read full review
Review: Matthew Flinders' CatUser Review - Sue Webber - Goodreads
Loved this book, Bryce Courtney is such a good story teller, but he certainly doesn't pack any punches and the story is quite brutal and graphic. But then life isn't a bed of roses for many people ... Read full review