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The Resource Taboo, Kim Scott

Taboo, Kim Scott

Label
Taboo
Title
Taboo
Statement of responsibility
Kim Scott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Taboo takes place in the present day, in the rural South-West of Western Australia, and tells the story of a group of Noongar people who revisit, for the first time in many decades, a taboo place: the site of a massacre that followed the assassination, by these Noongar's descendants, of a white man who had stolen a black woman. They come at the invitation of Dan Horton, the elderly owner of the farm on which the massacres unfolded. He hopes that by hosting the group he will satisfy his wife's dying wishes and cleanse some moral stain from the ground on which he and his family have lived for generations. But the sins of the past will not be so easily expunged. We walk with the ragtag group through this taboo country and note in them glimmers of re-connection with language, lore, country. We learn alongside them how countless generations of Noongar may have lived in ideal rapport with the land. This is a novel of survival and renewal, as much as destruction; and, ultimately, of hope as much as despair
Member of
Cataloging source
WWBK
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1957-
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Scott, Kim
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
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  • Noongar (Australian people)
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Nyunga (Australian people)
  • Western Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Taboo, Kim Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published by Pan Macmillan Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, 2016
  • Copyright page from the original book
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Optimized reading formats
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
000061338104
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
iii, 371 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525260254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1016146610
Label
Taboo, Kim Scott
Publication
Note
  • Originally published by Pan Macmillan Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, 2016
  • Copyright page from the original book
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Optimized reading formats
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
000061338104
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
iii, 371 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525260254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)1016146610

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