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True Country

by Kim Scott

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Kim Scott captures the ambiguities, the troubles and the rewards which accompany the brutal and delicate nuances of relations when particles of one culture pass, as if through a fine sieve, into the heart of another culture.
Elizabeth Jolley

True Country, Kim Scott’s first novel, is superb’ — Sydney Morning Herald

‘This vital, often lyrical and always uncompromising novel marks an impressive debut’ — Australian Book Review

‘… a superb novel, original in conception and wonderfully evocative’ — The Australian

Billy is drifting, looking for a place to land. A young school teacher, he arrives in Australia’s remote far north in search of his own history, his Aboriginality, and his future. He finds himself in a region of abundance and beauty but also of conflict, dispossession and dislocation. On the desperate frontier between cultures, Billy must find his place of belonging.

Categories
Indigenous Writing, Adult Fiction
Publication Year
2009
Edition
2nd
Publisher
Fremantle Press
ISBN13
9781921361524
HB/PB
Paperback
Format
B Format (198 x 128mm)
Pages
304
Other Editions
Sample Chapter
TRUE COUNTRY TEACHING NOTES.pdf
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