The Last Will and Testament of Henry Hoffman
Terrific storytelling. I could not put it down. And the legal bits are completely, brutally, plausible. -- Julian Burnside
John Tesarsch’s impressive novel moves between the bushfire-threatened outskirts of Melbourne to wartime Vienna and San Francisco during the global financial crisis, in a search for resolution of a family crisis that reveals the deeper crises of our volatile times. It is a vivid and engaging work. -- Brenda Walker
John Tesarsch is a writer and barrister. He used to be a professional cellist based in Vienna, but had to give up music due to a debilitating allergy to the rosin used on cello bows. He returned to Melbourne to study Law and became a barrister, then was diagnosed with tongue cancer and spent a year undergoing extensive treatments. His first novel, The Philanthropist, was published in 2010 and received much critical acclaim.