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The white girl / Tony Birch
Bib ID 7891052
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Birch, Tony, 1957-, author
 
Description St Lucia, Queensland : University of Queensland Press, 2019 
©2019 
265 pages ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9780702260384 (paperback)
Invalid ISBN 9780702262043 (pdf)
9780702262050 (epub)
9780702262067 (mobi)
Summary

A searing new novel from leading Indigenous storyteller Tony Birch that explores the lengths we will go to in order to save the people we love. Odette Brown has lived her whole life on the fringes of a small country town. After her daughter disappeared and left her with her granddaughter Sissy to raise on her own, Odette has managed to stay under the radar of the welfare authorities who are removing fair-skinned Aboriginal children from their families. When a new policeman arrives in town, determined to enforce the law, Odette must risk everything to save Sissy and protect everything she loves. In The White Girl, Miles-Franklin-shortlisted author Tony Birch shines a spotlight on the 1960s and the devastating government policy of taking Indigenous children from their families.

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Subjects Country life -- Australia -- Fiction.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Fiction.  |  Stolen generations (Australia) -- Fiction.  |  Race relations -- Fiction.  |  Stolen generations (Australia) -- Fiction.  |  Australian

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