Wild Man In April a man was shot dead by police on a remote farm in New South Wales called the School of Happiness The victim who was high on a cocktail of drugs and who suffered from mental illness had

  • Title: Wild Man
  • Author: Alecia Simmonds
  • ISBN: 9781922213686
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • In April 2012 a man was shot dead by police on a remote farm in New South Wales called the School of Happiness The victim, who was high on a cocktail of drugs and who suffered from mental illness, had been threatening attendees of a hippie festival with a crossbow and hunting knife When the police finally arrived, they tried to subdue him but, ultimately, fatal shots werIn April 2012 a man was shot dead by police on a remote farm in New South Wales called the School of Happiness The victim, who was high on a cocktail of drugs and who suffered from mental illness, had been threatening attendees of a hippie festival with a crossbow and hunting knife When the police finally arrived, they tried to subdue him but, ultimately, fatal shots were fired.In Wild Man, Alecia Simmonds follows the coronial inquest into the police killing She reveals what really happened that night and unravels the web of issues entangled in this fascinating, bizarre and, undoubtedly, tragic case a cultural clash between hippies and hunters drug use, violence, masculinity and psychosis She asks how family members, as well as police, came to work on the frontline of mental health This spectacular book is a clear eyed look at some of the most pressing problems facing contemporary Australia.

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    1. I m really not sure what to make of this book Initially it looks to be a true crime story but it quickly veers into such areas as mental health, the law, masculinity, violence and drug abusers There is a lot of overlap between these topics, which the author talks about I think in the end, I had a hard time really caring all that much for the central figure of this story The the author shifted her attention away from him, the interesting the book was As soon as she returned to him and to some e [...]


    2. Alecia Simmonds Wild Man is the true story of a mentally unstable man who was shot dead by police on a remote farm in northern New South Wales NSW in April 2012.Evan Johnson not his real name was armed with a crossbow and hunting knife, and had been threatening to kill people, including his own fianc e, attending a hippie festival on the property He was sleep deprived, high on a cocktail of drugs at the time and had a complicated history of mental illness Two rural police officers called to the [...]


    3. This is a powerhouse of a novel from an extraordinarily gifted writer On its surface it s an exploration into the 2012 shooting of mentally ill man named Evan by the police at a hippy gathering in the Australian bush But it s so much than that By peeling back the layers of this tragic event, Simmonds unpacks all manners of issues such as the construction of masculinity, the role of the bush in the Australian mindset think gothic horror , what and who defines mental illness in the first place As [...]


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