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The swan book, Alexis Wright

Label
The swan book
Title
The swan book
Statement of responsibility
Alexis Wright
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This 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
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Writing style
Character
Award
Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, 2014.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10226728
Cataloging source
ANL
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The swan book, Alexis Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 336-337)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051623386
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781922146410
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)849317121
Label
The swan book, Alexis Wright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 336-337)
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051623386
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781922146410
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)849317121

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