Downhill Is Easier by Gavin Casey
Downhill Is Easier
by Gavin Casey
Angus And Robertson, 1945, (First Edition), 228 pages, hardback, dust jacket
Very Good, firm condition, some small tears and insect bites to dustjacket
'In Downhill Is Easier the goldfields scene becomes more than a background. It is an integral part of the story,forming the web of outside events that mingle in tragic inevitability with his more deadly inner weaknesses to bring about the destruction of the central character, Jim. The scene is in harmony with the spiritual climate of the novel - the arid, almost drab atmosphere with its ominous undercurrent of crudity and violence, gathering force and tension till it explodes in murder.'