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The Arsonist

(2019)
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On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the highest in the state, more than 30 people were known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn't know.

The Arsonist takes listeners on the hunt for this man and inside the strange puzzle of his mind. It is also the story of fire in Australia and of a community that owed its existence to that very element. The command of fire has defined and sustained us as a species - understanding its abuse will define our future.

A powerful real-life thriller written with Hooper's trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that in an age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers.



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May 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: The Arsonist
Author(s): Chloe Hooper
ISBN: 1-4711-8223-1 / 978-1-4711-8223-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribner UK
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May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Arsonist
Author(s): Chloe Hooper
ISBN: 1-4711-8222-3 / 978-1-4711-8222-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scribner UK
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October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire
Author(s): Chloe Hooper
ISBN: 0-670-07818-2 / 978-0-670-07818-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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Audio Editions

May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Arsonist
Author(s): Chloe Hooper
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK
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May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Arsonist
Author(s): Chloe Hooper
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK
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May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Arsonist
Author(s): Chloe Hooper
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK
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April 2019 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Arsonist
Author(s): Chloe Hooper
ISBN: 1-4894-9924-5 / 978-1-4894-9924-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Penguin Audio Australia
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April 2019 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Arsonist
Author(s): Chloe Hooper
ISBN: 1-4894-9925-3 / 978-1-4894-9925-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Penguin Audio Australia
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October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Arsonist
Author(s): Chloe Hooper
Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia Audio
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October 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Arsonist
Author(s): Chloe Hooper
Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


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May 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Arsonist
Author(s): Chloe Hooper
Publisher: Scribner UK
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May 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Arsonist
Author(s): Chloe Hooper
Publisher: Scribner UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire
Author(s): Chloe Hooper
Publisher: Penguin eBooks
Availability: Amazon AU