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Ghost River

Tony Birch



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Queensland Univ. Press
03 August 2021
Now in B format, this stunning, prize-winning novel, set alongside the Yarra River, is heartbreaking and uplifting in equal measure.

'You find yourself down at the bottom of the river, for some it's time to give in to her. But other times, young fellas like you two, you got to fight your way back. Show the river you got courage and is ready to live.' The river is a place of history and secrets. For Ren and Sonny, two unlikely friends, it's a place of freedom and adventure. For a group of storytelling vagrants, it's a refuge. And for the isolated daughter of a cult reverend, it's an escape.

Each time they visit, another secret slips into its ancient waters. But change and trouble are coming - to the river and to the lives of those who love it. Who will have the courage to fight and what will be the cost?
By:   Tony Birch
Imprint:   Queensland Univ. Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 199mm,  Width: 131mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   296g
ISBN:   9780702263392
ISBN 10:   0702263397
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   03 August 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tony Birch the bestselling author of three novels- The White Girl, winner of the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Indigenous Writers' Prize and shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award; Ghost River, winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; and Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. He is also the author of Shadowboxing and three short story collections- Father's Day, The Promise and Common People. His first collection of poetry, Broken Teeth, was published in 2016. In 2017 he was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award. Tony Birch is also an activist, historian and essayist. His website is-

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