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Carpentaria - 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-1439157848

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ISBN13: 978-1439157848
ISBN10: 1439157847
Edition: 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Atria Books
Published: 2009
International: No

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Carpentaria - 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-1439157848

Alexis Wright

ISBN13: 978-1439157848
ISBN10: 1439157847
Edition: 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Atria Books
Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

IN the sparsely populated northern Queensland town of Desperance, battle lines have been drawn in the disputes among the powerful Phantom family of the Westend Pricklebush, Joseph Midnight's renegade Eastend mob, and the white officials of neighboring towns. Trapped between politics and principle, past and present, the indigenous tribes fight to protect their natural resources, sacred sites, and, above all, their people.

Steeped in myth and magical realism, Wright's hypnotic storytelling exposes the heartbreaking realities of Aboriginal life. Carpentaria teems with extraordinary, larger-than-life characters who transcend their circumstances and challenge assumptions about the downtrodden ''other.'' The novel ''bursts with life'' (Daily Telegraph) as Alexis Wright re-creates the land and its people with mysticism, stark reality, and pointed imagination.

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