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The Yield

The Yield (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Winch, Tara June

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After a decade in Europe August Gondiwindi returns to Australia for the funeral of her much-loved grandfather, Albert, at Prosperous House, her only real home and also a place of great grief and devastation. Leading up to his death Poppy Gondiwindi has been compiling a dictionary... of the language he was forbidden from speaking after being sent to Prosperous House as a child. Poppy was the family storyteller and August is desperate to find the precious book that he had spent his last energies compiling. The Yield also tells the story of Reverend Greenleaf, who recalls founding the first mission at Prosperous House and recording the language of the first residents, before being interred as an enemy of the people, being German, during the First World War. The Yield, in exquisite prose, carefully and delicately wrestles with questions of environmental degradation, pre-white contact agriculture, theft of language and culture, water, religion and consumption within the realm of a family mourning the death of a beloved man. A tour de force.
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ISBN 9780143785750
Published NZ 2 Jul 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143785750
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Hamish Hamilton
Published 2 Jul 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Winch, Tara June
Category Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 528g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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