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That Deadman Dance

Editorial Review - Books+Publishing - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors

Kim Scott won the Miles Franklin Award more than a decade ago for his novel Benang. His latest will surely be considered for a raft of major prizes. Scott, who is from south west Western Australia and has mixed Noongar and English heritage, has written a novel about first contact, which traces the initial decades of British presence in a fictional settlement on the coast. The story revolves ... Read full review

THAT DEADMAN DANCE

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

British settlers and native Aborigines tussle over whales, disease and each other's rights in mid-19th-century Australia.The hero of the third novel by the Australian Scott (True Country, 1993, etc.) is Bobby Wabalanginy, a young Aborigine. His intelligence and youthful pliability make him an attractive ally to the increasing numbers of British settlers in the 1830s who are looking to establish ... Read full review

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