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Strandloper - Alan Garner
Strandloper
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Based on the true story of William Buckley, an 18th-century man from rural England, this unique novel begins with a young William preparing for the annual festival known as Shick-Shack Day. William has been chosen as the village's Shick-Shack—an ancient fertility figure—but when the local... show more
Based on the true story of William Buckley, an 18th-century man from rural England, this unique novel begins with a young William preparing for the annual festival known as Shick-Shack Day. William has been chosen as the village's Shick-Shack—an ancient fertility figure—but when the local landowner discovers the celebration in the church, William is arrested, tried, and banished to Australia. Arriving in the strange continent, he escapes and wanders for more than a year before he is discovered by a group of Aborigines who believe him to be Murrangurk, the great hero, lawgiver, and healer of their people. Later William is spotted by English colonialists, granted a full pardon, and allowed to return to England where me must encounter the life he left behind.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781860461613 (1860461611)
Publisher: Random House UK
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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4.0 Strandloper
A short novel very loosely based on the experiences of William Buckley, a British man transported to Australia who lived among the Aborigines there. It's an impressive piece of literature; but the ways in which Garner's tale differs from the historical events is very illuminating of Garner's concern...
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