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The white girl / Tony Birch
Bib ID 8544678
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Birch, Tony, 1957-, author
 
Description St Lucia, QLD : UQP, 2020 
©2019 
264 pages ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 9780702263057
Summary

This novel 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.

Notes

Originally published: 2019.

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Awards New Premier's Literary Awards 2020. 
Subjects Country life -- Fiction.  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Fiction.  |  Grandparents as parents -- Fiction.  |  Grandparent and child -- Fiction.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Fiction.  |  Race relations -- Fiction.  |  Social conflict -- Fiction.  |  Nineteen sixties -- Fiction.  |  Australian fiction.  |  Stolen generations (Australia) -- Fiction.  |  Country life -- Australia -- Fiction.  |  Australian fiction -- 21st century.  |  Australia -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Form/genre Australian fiction
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