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Praiseworthy

Wright, Alexis, 1950-2023
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Praiseworthy is an epic set in the north of Australia, told with the richness of language and scale of imagery for which Alexis Wright has become renowned. In a small town dominated by a haze cloud, which heralds both an ecological catastrophe and a gathering of the ancestors, a crazed visionary seeks out donkeys as the solution to the global climate crisis and the economic dependency of the Aboriginal people. His wife seeks solace from his madness in following the dance of butterflies and scouring the internet to find out how she can seek repatriation for her Aboriginal/Chinese family to China. One of their sons, called Aboriginal Sovereignty, is determined to commit suicide. The other, Tommyhawk, wishes his brother dead so that he can pursue his dream of becoming white and powerful. This is a novel which pushes allegory and language to its limits, a cry of outrage against oppression and disadvantage, and a fable for the end of days.
Main title:
Praiseworthy / Alexis Wright.
Author:
Imprint:
Artarmon, N.S.W. : Giramondo, 2023.©2023
Collation:
727 pages ; 21 cm.
ISBN:
97819227253259781922725325
Dewey class:
A823.4
Language:
English
BRN:
533436
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralWRIGIn-transit from Brighton Library to Hampton Library (Set: 17 Jun 2024)
Brighton LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralWRIGOnloan - Due: 20 Jun 2024
Brighton LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralWRIGOnloan - Due: 29 Jul 2024
Sandringham LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralWRIGIn-transit from Sandringham Library to Beaumaris Library (Set: 17 Jun 2024)
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