Written 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.
‘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.
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