Written by Kim Scott
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Billy, a young school teacher, arrives in Karnama, a remote settlement in Australia’s far north, in search of his own history, his Aboriginality, and his future. Gradually the outsider is drawn in, and finds himself engaging deeply, irrevocably, not only with the moments of desolation and despair, but also with the great heart and spirit of the people. Finally the exile enters the true country.
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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.
‘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
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