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That Deadman Dance

Miles Franklin Literary Award Winner 2011

Kim Scott

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Picador
01 June 2011
Bobby Wabalanginy never learned fear, not until he was pretty well a grown man. Sure, he grew up doing the Dead Man Dance, but with him it was a dance of life, a lively dance for people to do together... Told through the eyes of black and white, young and old, this is a story about a fledgling Western Australian community in the early 1800s known as the 'friendly frontier'.

Poetic, warm-hearted and bold, it is a story which shows that first contact did not have to lead to war.

It is a story for our times.

This special edition celebrates 40 years of Picador with one of Australia's finest literary reads. With 16 pages of extra content, including Reading Group notes, an interview and awards list, this special edition will make a valuable contribution to your bookshelf.
By:   Kim Scott
Imprint:   Picador
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 201mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   283g
ISBN:   9780330404235
ISBN 10:   0330404237
Pages:   408
Publication Date:   01 June 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Born in 1947, Kim Scott's ancestral Noongar country is the south-east coast of Western Australia between Gairdner River and Cape Arid. His cultural Elders use the term Wirlomin to refer to their clan, and the Norman Tindale nomenclature identifies people of this area as Wudjari/Koreng. Kim's professional background is in education and the arts. He is the author of two novels, True Country and Benang, poetry and numerous pieces of short fiction.

  • Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2011.
  • Winner of ALS Gold Medal 2011
  • Winner of ALS Gold Medal 2011 (Australia)
  • Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book - SE Asia and South Pacific 2011
  • Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book - SE Asia and South Pacific 2011.
  • Winner of Miles Franklin Literary Award 2011
  • Winner of Miles Franklin Literary Award 2011.

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