The Resource Song of the crocodile, Nardi Simpson

Song of the crocodile, Nardi Simpson

Label
Song of the crocodile
Title
Song of the crocodile
Statement of responsibility
Nardi Simpson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Darnmoor, The Gateway to Happiness. The sign taunts a fool into feeling some sense of achievement, some kind of end- that you have reached a destination in the very least. Yet as the sign states, Darnmoor is merely a gateway, a waypoint on the road to where you really want to be. Darnmoor is the home of the Billymil family, three generations who have lived in this 'gateway town'. Race relations between Indigenous and settler families are fraught, though the rigid status quo is upheld through threats and soft power rather than the overt violence of yesteryear.As progress marches forwards, Darnmoor and its surrounds undergo rapid social and environmental changes, but as some things change, some stay exactly the same. The Billymil family are watched (and sometimes visited) by ancestral spirits and spirits of the recently deceased, who look out for their descendants and attempt to help them on the right path. When the town's secrets start to be uncovered the town will be rocked by a violent act that forever shatters a century of silence
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, 2021.
  • Queensland Literary Awards, Fiction Book Award, 2021.
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11007353
Cataloging source
ANL:PDS
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Simpson, Nardi
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Secrecy
  • Families
  • Small cities
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • City and town life
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Song of the crocodile, Nardi Simpson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067934268
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
403 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733643743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1162845911
Label
Song of the crocodile, Nardi Simpson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067934268
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
403 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733643743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1162845911

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