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Bib ID 4385288
Format BookBook
Author
Jones, Gail, 1955-
 
Description North Sydney, N.S.W. : Vintage Books Australia, 2008 
218 p. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 9781741666632
Summary

"In the remote outback of north-west Australia, English anthropologist Nicholas Keane and his wife Stella raise a curious child, Perdita. Her childhood is far from ordinary; a shack in the wilderness, with a distant father burying himself in books and an unstable mother whose knowledge of Shakespeare forms the backbone of the girl's limited education. Emotionally adrift, Perdita develops a friendship with an Aboriginal girl, Mary, with whom she will share a very special bond. She appears content with her unusual family life in this remote corner of the globe until Nicholas Keane is discovered murdered. Through this exquisite story of a young girl's survival against the odds, Gail Jones explores the values of friendship, loyalty and sacrifice with a skill that has already earned her numerous accolades for her previous novels Dreams of speaking and Sixty lights."--Provided by publisher.

Notes

Previously published: Vintage Books, 2007.

"Shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award 2008" --Cover.

Subjects Children -- Fiction.  |  Interracial friendship -- Fiction.  |  Children and adults -- Fiction.  |  Western Australia -- Fiction.

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