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Wings of the kite-hawk / Nicolas Rothwell
Bib ID 714184
Format BookBook
Author
Rothwell, Nicolas
 
Description Sydney : Picador, 2003 
327 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0330364022
Summary

Wry and knowing, Wings of the Kite-Hawk is a set of linked journeys into the Australian landscape: its past and present, its people and its half-remembered secrets. In each chapter, Nicolas Rothwell takes a precursor and follows him. His guides are not only the famous explorers from the past, Leichhardt, Sturt, Strehlow and Giles, but also anthropologists and Hell's Angels: rodeo riders and artists. Vivid characters weave in and out of the story, intersecting, leading him on. Conversations move through light, laughter and sadness, while the overlapping explorations examine the different states of mind and heart. This is a book unlike any other written about inland Australia. As much fable as memoir, as much poem as momentary record., it resonates with strangeness and bitter-sweetness, with all the hidden patterns and suddenly revealed depths of life.

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Library's N copy signed by the author, 22 November 2014

Subjects Rothwell, Nicolas -- Journeys -- Australia.  |  Culture - Relationship to land.  |  Art - Rock art.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Australia -- Description and travel.  |  Australia -- Social life and customs.  |  Australia -- History.  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51, SE52)  |  Northern Territory (NT)  |  Gibson Desert (WA SF51, SF52)

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