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The Swan Book

The Swan Book (Paperback)

By Wright, Alexis

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The new novel by Alexis Wright, whose previous novel Carpentaria won the Miles Franklin Award and four other major prizes including the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year Award. The Swan Book is set in the future, with Aboriginals still living under the Intervention in the no...rth, in an environment fundamentally altered by climate change. It follows the life of a mute teenager called Oblivia, the victim of gang-rape by petrol-sniffing youths, from the displaced community where she lives in a hulk, in a swamp filled with rusting boats, and thousands of black swans driven from other parts of the country, to her marriage to Warren Finch, the first Aboriginal president of Australia, and her elevation to the position of First Lady, confined to a tower in a flooded and lawless southern city. The Swan Book has all the qualities which made Wright's previous novel, Carpentaria, a prize-winning best-seller. It offers an intimate awareness of the realities facing Aboriginal people; the wild energy and humour in her writing finds hope in the bleakest situations; and the remarkable combination of storytelling elements, drawn from myth and legend and fairy tale.
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ISBN 9781922146830
Published NZ 1 Jan 2015
Publisher Giramondo Publishing Co
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781922146830
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Giramondo Publishing Co
Imprint Giramondo Publishing Co
Published 1 Jan 2015
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Wright, Alexis
Category Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 252
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Indigenous peoples - Australia
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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