The Broken Shore
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The novel's central character is Joe Cashin, a Melbourne homicide detective. Following serious physical injuries he is posted to his hometown Port Munro, where he begins the process of rebuilding the old family mansion and his physical and mental strength. Against a background of family tragedy, politics, police corruption and racism, he investigates the death of a wealthy local man, Charles Burgoyne. His closest friend and police superior is Villani, who is the central character in Truth.
Written by the award-winning author Peter Temple, the book continues with his trademark stark, staccato dialog, where superfluous words are removed and the meaning of each sentence must be dug out. In a typical example of Temple's flourish he describes a nearby derelict town as “hardcore [where] – the unemployed, under-employed, unemployable, the drunk and doped, the old-age pensioners, people on all kinds of welfare, the halt, the lame".
- Crime Writers' Association (UK), The Duncan Lawrie Dagger, 2007: winner
- Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2006: longlisted
- Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA), Australian General Fiction Book of the Year, 2006: winner
- Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing, Best Novel, 2006: joint winner
- Colin Roderick Award, 2005: winner
The Broken Shore was adapted for television by writer Andrew Knight. It was produced by Ian Collie and Andrew Knight and directed by Rowan Woods. With Don Hany in the lead, it was filmed in Melbourne, Portland, Port Fairy and Port Campbell National Park.
The movie had its world premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival on 15 October 2013. It aired on the ABC on 2 February 2014. It stars Australian actors Don Hany, Claudia Karvan, and Anthony Hayes.
- Don Hany as Detective Joe Cashin
- Damon Herriman as Jamie Burgouyne
- Claudia Karvan as Helen Castleman
- Erik Thomson as Steve Villani
- Anthony Hayes as Hopgood
- Dan Wyllie as Dave Rebb
- Robyn Nevin as Cecily Addison
- Tony Briggs as Paul Dove
- Wayne Blair as Bobby Walshe
- Noni Hazlehurst as Sybil Cashin
- Catherine McClements as Erica Burgouyne
- Mitchell Butel as Liam
- Rick Tonna as Ray Sarris
- Jackson Tozer as T.V Journalist
- Xavier West as Young Joe Cashin
- Andrew Knight adapting The Broken Shore If.com.au
- The Broken Shore Adelaide Film Festival
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