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Alexis Wright
Birth date: November 25, 1950
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Alexis Wright’s The Swan Book is hypnotic and disturbing. Wright pairs the long history of injustice to Australian Aborigines with a complete break down in the world’s climate to create a desolate, dying landscape, populated by people who have lost their roots. Throughout the book, we watch two kind...
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Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: australia, hardback, mythology, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, published-2006, tbr-busting-2015, queensland, winter-20142015 Read from June 08, 2012 to February 03, 2015 My isbn: 9781845297213Withdrawn from Libraries NIDedication: For Toly The authorQuote: The first words got pollut...
Bloody Shambles
Bloody Shambles rated it 6 years ago
I really wanted to love this book. It has all the elements I'm interested in, but the writing is just terrible. I've noticed since moving to Northern Australia that a lot of people up here only read a few words from every sentence, and assume that they know what comes in between. This book is writte...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
My isbn: 9781845297213Withdrawn from Libraries NIDedication: For TolyQuote:The first words got pollutedFlowing with the dirtOf blurbs and front pages.My only drink is meaning from the deep brain,What the birds and the grass and the stones drink.Let everything flowUp to the four elementsUp to water a...
Vera rated it 9 years ago
Most books I'm happy to read and go on to the next. Some few books that inspire the need for conversation, the need to get further in, to understand and to wonder. I read Plains of Promise as a workout for Alexis Wright's much bigger novel Carpenteria. I thought that short novel would prepare me. It...
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