Examining ideas of belonging and being an outsider, this story follows Billy, a young school teacher and drifter who arrives in Australia's remote far north in search of his past, his Aboriginal roots, and his future. Through masterful language and metaphor, as well as a sophisticated tone that is both subtle and spirited, the novel finds Billy in a region not only of abundance and beauty but also of conflict, dispossession, and dislocation. On the frontier between cultures, Billy must find where he belongs in what is ultimately a powerful portrayal of the discovery of self and a sensitive exploration of race and culture.
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Kim Scott is the award-winning author of Benang: From the Heart, The Dredgersaurus, and Kayang and Me.Review:
"A superb novel, original in conception and wonderfully evocative." —Australian
"This vital, often lyrical and always uncompromising novel marks an impressive debut." —Australian Book Review
"A timeless Australian novel . . . Rich in language, and ultimately uplifting, True Country explores issues of cultural heritage and identity that are [still] relevant today." —West Australian, Perth
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Book Description Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # S_183058455
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Book Description Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle, 1993. Softcover. 1st Edition. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Card covers with dustjacket. Very Good condition. 255 pages Miles Franklin Award winner, Kim Scott's debut novel about Indigenous Australians in far north Australia. Bookseller Inventory # 267432
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Book Description Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1993. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Stiff cards (Illustrated) with dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 7002877
Book Description Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle, WA Australia, 1993. colour Illus Stiff Card. Book Condition: Very good as New. First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 505791
Book Description Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle, WA Australia, 1993. colour Illus Stiff Card. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Inside ffep price cilipped. FIrst Novel about Indigenous Australians in the far north. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 505969
Book Description Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle, Western Australia, 1993. Soft Cover with Dust Jacket. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 255pp. First novel by the Miles Franklin Award-winning author of "Benang". Prev owner name to ffep. Bookseller Inventory # 000978