Keep Him My Country
By (author) Mary Durack
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Keep Him My Country by Mary Durack
Book DescriptionKeep Him My Country is a powerful novel of a young man's experience of the harsh beauty of the outback, growing up and the difficult learning experience that accompanies it. When 19-year-old Stan Rolt strikes out for the Northern Territory, determined to manage an ailing family cattle station, he plays into the hands of his manipulative grandfather. Intending to spend two years at Trafalgar Station, he stays fifteen, his soul captured by the harsh but haunting country of Kimberley. Try as he might, he can't seem to escape its clutches, even though it killed his father and threatens also to bring him down. He is held there by the dependence of the people, black and white, and the memory of a tragic love affair that still haunts him...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781863251662
(126mm x 197mm x 24mm)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: Australia
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The late Mary Durack is one of the great chroniclers of the West and Australia's past. This is an anthology of Mary Durack's short fiction and verse - some of it never previously published. In the early 1990s before her death, Mary started work on this collection and drafted a proposed introduction. Her daughter continued this project.
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Author Biography - Mary Durack
Dame Mary Durack DBE OBE was born to the heritage of a pioneering family. Long recognised as one of Australia's great literary figures, she wrote 15 books, short stories, poems, plays and film scripts. She died in 1994.
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