The Resource The swan book, Alexis Wright

The swan book, Alexis Wright

Label
The swan book
Title
The swan book
Statement of responsibility
Alexis Wright
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is set in the future, with Aboriginals still living under the Intervention in the north, in an environment fundamentally altered by climate change. It follows the life of a mute teenager called Oblivia, the victim of gang-rape by petrol-sniffing youths, from the displaced community where she lives in a hulk, in a swamp filled with rusting boats, and thousands of black swans driven from other parts of the country, to her marriage to Warren Finch, the first Aboriginal president of Australia, and her elevation to the position of First Lady, confined to a tower in a flooded and lawless southern city. The Swan Book has all the qualities which made Wright's previous novel, Carpentaria, a prize-winning best-seller. It offers an intimate awareness of the realities facing Aboriginal people; the wild energy and humour in her writing finds hope in the bleakest situations; and the remarkable combination of storytelling elements, drawn from myth and legend and fairy tale
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
A823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
The swan book, Alexis Wright
Publication
Copyright
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • mel
  • wbl
  • glg
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000051623386
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781922146410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28538572
System control number
  • (OCoLC)849317121
  • rm28538572

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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