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Description - The Swan Book by Alexis Wright

The new novel by Alexis Wright, whose previous novel Carpentaria won the Miles Franklin Award and four other major prizes including the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year Award. The Swan Book is set in the future, with Aboriginals still living under the Intervention in the north, in an environment fundamentally altered by climate change. It follows the life of a mute teenager called Oblivia, the victim of gang-rape by petrol-sniffing youths, from the displaced community where she lives in a hulk, in a swamp filled with rusting boats, and thousands of black swans driven from other parts of the country, to her marriage to Warren Finch, the first Aboriginal president of Australia, and her elevation to the position of First Lady, confined to a tower in a flooded and lawless southern city. The Swan Book has all the qualities which made Wright's previous novel, Carpentaria, a prize-winning best-seller. It offers an intimate awareness of the realities facing Aboriginal people; the wild energy and humour in her writing finds hope in the bleakest situations; and the remarkable combination of storytelling elements, drawn from myth and legend and fairy tale.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781922146830
ISBN-10: 1922146838
Format: Paperback
Pages: 252
Imprint: Giramondo Publishing Co
Publisher: Giramondo Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2015
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Alexis Wright

Alexis Wright's previous novel, Carpentaria, won the Miles Franklin Award in 2007.

Books By Alexis Wright

Swan Book by Alexis Wright
Hardback, June 2016
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Carpentaria by Alexis Wright
Paperback, August 2012
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Grog War by Alexis Wright
Paperback, November 2009
$17.96
Tolerance, Prejudice and Fear by Alexis Wright
Paperback, May 2008
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