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Carpentaria - Alexis Wright
Carpentaria
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IN the sparsely populated northern Queensland town of Desperance, battle lines have been drawn in the disputes among the powerful Phantom family of the Westend Pricklebush, Joseph Midnight’s renegade Eastend mob, and the white officials of neighboring towns. Trapped between politics and... show more
IN the sparsely populated northern Queensland town of Desperance, battle lines have been drawn in the disputes among the powerful Phantom family of the Westend Pricklebush, Joseph Midnight’s renegade Eastend mob, and the white officials of neighboring towns. Trapped between politics and principle, past and present, the indigenous tribes fight to protect their natural resources, sacred sites, and, above all, their people. Steeped in myth and magical realism, Wright’s hypnotic storytelling exposes the heartbreaking realities of Aboriginal life. Carpentaria teems with extraordinary, larger-than-life characters who transcend their circumstances and challenge assumptions about the downtrodden "other." The novel "bursts with life" (Daily Telegraph) as Alexis Wright re-creates the land and its people with mysticism, stark reality, and pointed imagination.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781416593102 (1416593101)
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
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2.0 Carpentaria by Alexis Wright
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...
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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...
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