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The Waterboys ebook

by Peter Docker

About the Book

The Waterboys is a fist-clenching and nail-biting re-imagining of Australian history; what is, what could have been, or what really was.’ — Howard Pedersen, author of
Jandamarra and the Bunuba Resistance.

Conway inhabits an apocalyptic future in a continent caught up in a violent struggle for control of water. He is a whitefulla whose heart and spiritual connections are black.

On the run from the Water Board flunkies who hate him but need his water divining skills to survive, Conway dreams his way back to the arrival of Europeans in Western Australia when Captain Charles Fremantle chooses to throw off the mantle of Empire and join the Nyoongar people.

Praise for the book
‘This is a fine example of speculative fiction. Similar to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, it takes a contemporary theme and creates a world both familiar and different to our own. This is a finely written book, enjoyable to read …****’ — Bookseller+Publisher

‘This is a gripping, episodic and well-defined novel from a writer who has an evident love of his land.****’ — Good Reading Magazine

‘Docker triumphs in The Waterboys with his audacious reordering of history.’ — Overland

‘Part revisionist history, part dystopian thriller, The Waterboys moves along at a swift clip thanks to Docker’s imaginative plotting and deft use of language.’ — The West Australian

‘… a wild, strange adventure, a vital fictional engagement with indigenous culture and a cheeky foray into the politics of Western Australian secession.’ — The Age

Category
ebooks
Publication Year
2011
Edition
1
Publisher
Fremantle Press
Awards

Shortlisted, Aurealis Awards, 2012

ISBN13
9781921696954
HB/PB
Ebook
Format
Ebook
Pages
364
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Book Launch

Acclaimed author Peter Docker is set to launch his new book Sweet One. We’d love to see you there!
When: 6pm for a 6.30pm start, Thursday 4th September
Where: New Edition Bookshop, 41 High Street, Fremantle
RSVP: admin@fremantlepress.com.au

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