Carpentaria / by Alexis Wright

By: Wright, Alexis [author]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publication details: Australia : Giramondo Publishing, 2006Description: 519 pages : illustrations ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1920882170Subject(s): Queensland -- Fiction | Literacy criticism -- European -- English, Irish, Scottis, Welsh | QueenslandLOC classification: PR9619.3 | W93 2006Online resources: Click here to access online contents
Contents:
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.
Summary: From time immemorial -- Angel day -- Elias Smith comes and goes -- Number one house -- Mozzie Fishman -- Knowing fish -- Something about the Phantom family -- Norms responsibility -- Bala the child of hope -- The giant in the cloak -- The mine -- About sending letters -- The wash -- Coming back -- Acknowledgements.
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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 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.

From time immemorial -- Angel day -- Elias Smith comes and goes -- Number one house -- Mozzie Fishman -- Knowing fish -- Something about the Phantom family -- Norms responsibility -- Bala the child of hope -- The giant in the cloak -- The mine -- About sending letters -- The wash -- Coming back -- Acknowledgements.

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