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The White Earth
The White Earth
A grand, pulsating novel about the power of the land and the passions of people trying to make it their own. McGahan has written a major new Australian novel. <i>One spring day in late 1992, when William was halfway between his eighth birthday and his ninth, he looked out from the back verandah of his home and saw, huge in the sky, the mushroom cloud of a nuclear explosion. He stared at it, wondering. The thunderhead was dirty black, streaked with billows of grey. It rolled and boiled as it climbed into the clear blue day, casting a vast shadow upon the hills beyond. But there was no sound, no rumble of an explosion. William was aware of the smell of burning ... but it was a good smell, a familiar smell. The smell of grass, of wheat, of the farm itself.</i><br/><br/>His father dead by fire and his mother plagued by demons of her own, William is cast upon the charity of his unknown uncle - an embittered old man encamped in the ruins of a once great station homestead, Kuran House. It's a baffling and sinister new world for the boy, a place of decay and secret histories. His uncle is obsessed by a long life of decline and by a dark quest for revival, his mother is desperate for a wealth and security she has never known, and all their hopes it seems come to rest upon William's young shoulders. But as the past and present of Kuran Station unravel and merge together, the price of that inheritance may prove to be the downfall of them all. <i>The White Earth</i> is a haunting, disturbing and cautionary tale.<br/><br/> A lean intelligent and incisive novel.' James Ley, <i>The Sydney Morning Herald</i><br/><br/> McGahan writes with a total command of thematic design and narrative structure. <i>The White Earth</i> draws on the full resource of the novel as an imaginative form to explore some of the most urgent social and political issues haunting Australia today.' Judging Panel, the Miles Franklin Award
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Book Author
Andrew McGahan
Genre Fiction
Binding
PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
Format
Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
ISBN
9781459632165
Publisher
Allen & Unwin Book Publishers
Approximate delivery

10 - 15 Days (?)

Publication Date
23-Nov-2011

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