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To the islands
To the islands
Stow, Randolph, 1935-20102015
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Exhausted and losing faith, Anglican minister Stephen Heriot abandons his mission in Australia's northwest. Wracked with guilt for his past transgressions, Heriot flees to the vast emptiness of the outback, searching for the islands of the Aboriginal dead. In the soul country of the desert he begins to reflect: was his life's work worthwhile? Are history's crimes also our own? Can any connection to be found in the unrelenting isolation of the land?
Main title:
To the islands / Randolph Stow ; introduced by Bernadette Brennan.
AUTHOR:
Stow, Randolph, 1935-2010, authorBrennan, Bernadette, writer of introduction
Imprint:
Melbourne, Victoria : The Text Publishing Company, 2015.©1981
Collation:
xiii, 224 pages ; 20 cm.
Series title:
Notes:
First published: 1958. Revised edition published: 1981.
Awards:
Australian Literature Society Gold Medal 1958. Miles Franklin Literary Award winner 1958.
ISBN:
9781925240290 (paperback)
Dewey class:
A823.3
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryAdult FictionSTOWOnloan - Due: 04 Oct 2021
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