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Swallow the air / Tara June Winch
Bib ID 7051840
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Winch, Tara June, author
 
Edition 10th anniversary edition. 
Description St Lucia, Queensland : University of Queensland Press, 2006 [reprinted 2016] 
©2006 
201 pages ; 19 cm 
ISBN 9780702235214 (hardback)
Summary

"When May's mother dies suddenly, she and her brother Billy are taken in by an aunt. However their loss leaves them both searching for their place in a world that doesn't want them. While Billy takes his own destructive path, May sets off to find her father and her Aboriginal identity. Her journey leads her from the Australian east coast to the far north, but it is the people she meets, not the destinations, that teach her what it is to belong. Swallow the Air is an unforgettable story of living in a torn world and finding the thread to help sew it back together."--Dust jacket.

Full contents
  • Swallow the air
  • Grab
  • Cloud busting
  • My bleeding palm
  • Bushfire
  • Leaving paradise
  • To run
  • Territory
  • The block
  • Chocolate
 
Notes

"'Cloud busting' was published in Best Australian Stories 2005"--Colophon.

" Winner: David Unaipon Award; New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards; Victorian Premier's Literary Awards; Dobbie Award; Rolex Mentorship"--Back cover.

"Shortlisted: Age Book of the Year; Queensland Premier's Literary Awards; Australian Book Industry Awards"--Back cover.

Includes photos on endpapers.

Subjects Domestic fiction, Australian.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Fiction.  |  Bereavement -- Fiction.  |  Mothers -- Death -- Fiction.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Fiction.  |  Australia -- Fiction.  |  Australian

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