That Deadman Dance

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Picador, Jan 1, 2010 - Aboriginal Australians - 400 pages
24 Reviews
Explores the early contact between the Aboriginal Noongar people and the first European settlers. A young Noongar man named Bobby Wabalanginy who is clever, resourceful and eager to please, befriends the new arrivals. But slowly things begin to change. Not everyone is happy with how the colony is developing.

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The writing was beautiful, & very poetic. - Goodreads
At the very least, the writing is stunning. - Goodreads
Scott has a gift for writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - jimmy gill - Goodreads

I began this book with the best of intentions and high hopes. Both where dashed upon the rocks of the coastline on which this very novel is set. The remains trodden on by Bobby and his cohort as well ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mitchell - Goodreads

I bought this because I wanted to get the jump on the Booker longlist and, since it won the 2011 Miles Franklin, I thought it might be on it. I was about ten pages in when the longlist was announced ... Read full review

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