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Kim Scott



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23 July 2019
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); NSW Premier's Literary Awards
'Taboo seizes and will not release.' Robert Macfarlane One may as well begin, 'Once upon a time...' Except this is no fairytale.

Kim Scott's powerfully charged, award-winning novel thrusts a young woman centre-stage in a vicious drama that has been playing in her family for generations - an act of extraordinary violence, and an act of extraordinary reconciliation, separated by two hundred years.

WINNER VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARDS 2019 WINNER NSW PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARDS 2018 WINNER QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARDS 2018 FINALIST COLIN RODERICK LITERARY AWARD 2018 FINALIST MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARD 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR PRIME MINISTER'S LITERARY AWARDS 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE ABIA LITERARY FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE INDIE BOOK AWARDS FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 PRAISE FOR TABOO 'Remarkable' The Australian 'An extraordinary novel' Robert Macfarlane 'A master storyteller at the top of his game' Guardian 'One of the most thoughtful, exciting and powerful storytellers of this continent today' Sydney Review of Books 'Stunning' Saturday Paper 'Undaunted and daring as ever' Sydney Morning Herald
By:   Kim Scott
Imprint:   Picador
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 199mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   221g
ISBN:   9781760784898
ISBN 10:   1760784893
Publication Date:   23 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
  • Short-listed for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2018
  • Short-listed for Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction 2018
  • Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Awards Book of the Year 2018
  • Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Awards Indigenous Writers' Prize 2018

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