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The Resource The Swan Book

The Swan Book

Label
The Swan Book
Title
The Swan Book
Statement of responsibility
Alexis Wright
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Having grown up in a polluted dry Australian swamp where her adoptive mother fills her head with fantastical stories, Oblivia Ethelyne is whisked away by Warren Finch, Australia’s first Aboriginal president, who makes her his First Lady and confines her to a tower in a lawless southern city
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, 2014.
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10226728
Cataloging source
DLC
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1950-
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Wright, Alexis
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Swan Book
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b76743e2-b500-45d7-bfce-1ad66fe342a2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922146434
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Swan Book
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b76743e2-b500-45d7-bfce-1ad66fe342a2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922146434
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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