Hooky the Cripple: The Grim Tale of a Hunchback Who Triumphs

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Pluto Press Australia, 2002 - Australian fiction - 60 pages
Violent fairytale set in 16th century Italy. Hooky the cripple was constantly beaten as a child by Manuello the butcher. But when he fights back against his tormentor, he must face the consequences. Author is the notorious 'Chopper' Read who has written a series bestselling accounts of his experience in the criminal underworld, beginning with 'Chopper: From the Inside'. He is also the subject of the acclaimed movie 'Chopper'. The illustrator's work has been exhibited worldwide and won the Archibald Prize in 2000.

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