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              The Yield: Winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Award

              The Yield: Winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Award (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Winch, Tara June

              • RRP: $37.00
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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
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Swallow the Air
                

              Swallow the Air (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Winch, Tara June

              When May's mother dies suddenly, she and her brother Billy are taken in by Aunty. However, their loss leaves them both searching for their place in a world that doesn't seem to want them. While Billy takes his own destructive path, May sets off to find her father and her Aborigin...al identity. Her journey leads her from the Australian east coast t...
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              ISBN 9781442986015
              Released NZ 14 May 2011
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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              Series Read How You Want
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              Swallow the Air

              Swallow the Air (Hardback, New title)

              By Winch, Tara June

              • RRP: $31.00
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              When May's mother dies suddenly, she and her brother Billy are taken in by an aunt. However their loss leaves them both searching for their place in a world that doesn't want them. May sets off to find her father and her Aboriginal identity.

              ISBN 9780702235214
              Published NZ 1 May 2006
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Black Australian Writing
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              After the Carnage
               

              After the Carnage (Paperback)

              By Winch, Tara June

              • RRP: $30.00
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              ISBN 9780702254147
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2016
              Publisher University of Queensland Press
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              Swallow the Air
                

              Swallow the Air (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Winch, Tara June

              • RRP: $44.99
              • $44.99
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              When May's mother dies suddenly, she and her brother Billy are taken in by Aunty. However, their loss leaves them both searching for their place in a world that doesn't seem to want them. While Billy takes his own destructive path, May sets off to find her father and her Aborigin...al identity. Her journey leads her from the Australian east coast to the far north, but it is the people she meets, not the destinations, that teach her what it is to belong. In this startling debut, Tara June Winch uses a fresh voice and unforgettable imagery to share her vision of growing up on society's fringes. Swallow the Air is the story of living in a torn world and finding the thread to help sew it back together.
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              ISBN 9781525215896
              Released NZ 14 May 2011
              Publisher Readhowyouwant
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              The Yield
                

              The Yield (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Winch, Tara June

              • RRP: $41.99
              • $33.59
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              • Pub Date
                7 Jan 21

              An exquisitely written, heartbreaking and hopeful novel of culture, language, tradition, suffering and empowerment 'A groundbreaking novel for black and white Australia' Richard Flanagan, Man Booker Prize winning author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North

              ISBN 9780008437084
              Released NZ 7 Jan 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Yield
                

              The Yield (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Winch, Tara June; Read by Briggs, Tony

              • RRP: $84.99
              • $67.99
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              A beautifully written novel that puts language at the heart of remembering the past and understanding the present.--Kate Morton A groundbreaking novel for black and white Australia. --Richard Flanagan, Man Booker Prize winning author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North A young A...ustralian woman searches for her grandfather's dictionary, the key to halting a mining company from destroying her family's home and ancestral land in this exquisitely written, heartbreaking, yet hopeful novel of culture, language, tradition, suffering, and empowerment in the tradition of Louise Erdrich, Sandra Cisneros, and Amy Harmon. Knowing that he will soon die, Albert Poppy Gondiwindi has one final task he must fulfill. A member of the indigenous Wiradjuri tribe, he has spent his adult life in Prosperous House and the town of Massacre Plains, a small enclave on the banks of the Murrumby River. Before he takes his last breath, Poppy is determined to pass on the language of his people, the traditions of his ancestors, and everything that was ever remembered by those who came before him. The land itself aids him; he finds the words on the wind. After his passing, Poppy's granddaughter, August, returns home from Europe, where she has lived the past ten years, to attend his burial. Her overwhelming grief is compounded by the pain, anger, and sadness of memory--of growing up in poverty before her mother's incarceration, of the racism she and her people endured, of the mysterious disappearance of her sister when they were children; an event that has haunted her and changed her life. Her homecoming is bittersweet as she confronts the love of her kin and news that Prosperous is to be repossessed by a mining company. Determined to make amends and honor Poppy and her family, she vows to save their land--a quest guided by the voice of her grandfather that leads into the past, the stories of her people, the secrets of the river. Told in three masterfully woven narratives, The Yield is a celebration
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              ISBN 9781094160047
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              The Yield Lib/E
                

              The Yield Lib/E (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Winch, Tara June; Read by Briggs, Tony

              • RRP: $127.50
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              A beautifully written novel that puts language at the heart of remembering the past and understanding the present.--Kate Morton A groundbreaking novel for black and white Australia. --Richard Flanagan, Man Booker Prize winning author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North A young A...ustralian woman searches for her grandfather's dictionary, the key to halting a mining company from destroying her family's home and ancestral land in this exquisitely written, heartbreaking, yet hopeful novel of culture, language, tradition, suffering, and empowerment in the tradition of Louise Erdrich, Sandra Cisneros, and Amy Harmon. Knowing that he will soon die, Albert Poppy Gondiwindi has one final task he must fulfill. A member of the indigenous Wiradjuri tribe, he has spent his adult life in Prosperous House and the town of Massacre Plains, a small enclave on the banks of the Murrumby River. Before he takes his last breath, Poppy is determined to pass on the language of his people, the traditions of his ancestors, and everything that was ever remembered by those who came before him. The land itself aids him; he finds the words on the wind. After his passing, Poppy's granddaughter, August, returns home from Europe, where she has lived the past ten years, to attend his burial. Her overwhelming grief is compounded by the pain, anger, and sadness of memory--of growing up in poverty before her mother's incarceration, of the racism she and her people endured, of the mysterious disappearance of her sister when they were children; an event that has haunted her and changed her life. Her homecoming is bittersweet as she confronts the love of her kin and news that Prosperous is to be repossessed by a mining company. Determined to make amends and honor Poppy and her family, she vows to save their land--a quest guided by the voice of her grandfather that leads into the past, the stories of her people, the secrets of the river. Told in three masterfully woven narratives, The Yield is a celebration
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              ISBN 9781094160030
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              The Yield
                

              The Yield (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Winch, Tara June; Read by Briggs, Tony

              • RRP: $84.99
              • $67.99
              • Save $17.00
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              A beautifully written novel that puts language at the heart of remembering the past and understanding the present.--Kate Morton A groundbreaking novel for black and white Australia. --Richard Flanagan, Man Booker Prize winning author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North A young A...ustralian woman searches for her grandfather's dictionary, the key to halting a mining company from destroying her family's home and ancestral land in this exquisitely written, heartbreaking, yet hopeful novel of culture, language, tradition, suffering, and empowerment in the tradition of Louise Erdrich, Sandra Cisneros, and Amy Harmon. Knowing that he will soon die, Albert Poppy Gondiwindi has one final task he must fulfill. A member of the indigenous Wiradjuri tribe, he has spent his adult life in Prosperous House and the town of Massacre Plains, a small enclave on the banks of the Murrumby River. Before he takes his last breath, Poppy is determined to pass on the language of his people, the traditions of his ancestors, and everything that was ever remembered by those who came before him. The land itself aids him; he finds the words on the wind. After his passing, Poppy's granddaughter, August, returns home from Europe, where she has lived the past ten years, to attend his burial. Her overwhelming grief is compounded by the pain, anger, and sadness of memory--of growing up in poverty before her mother's incarceration, of the racism she and her people endured, of the mysterious disappearance of her sister when they were children; an event that has haunted her and changed her life. Her homecoming is bittersweet as she confronts the love of her kin and news that Prosperous is to be repossessed by a mining company. Determined to make amends and honor Poppy and her family, she vows to save their land--a quest guided by the voice of her grandfather that leads into the past, the stories of her people, the secrets of the river. Told in three masterfully woven narratives, The Yield is a celebration
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              ISBN 9781094160054
              Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              The Yield
                

              The Yield (Hardback)

              By Winch, Tara June

              • RRP: $41.99
              • $33.59
              • Save $8.40
              • Pub Date
                7 Jan 21

              An exquisitely written, heartbreaking and hopeful novel of culture, language, tradition, suffering and empowerment 'A groundbreaking novel for black and white Australia' Richard Flanagan, Man Booker Prize winning author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North

              ISBN 9780008437077
              Released NZ 7 Jan 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 7 Jan 2021
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