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A story of homecoming, this absorbing novel opens with a young, city-based lawyer setting out on her first visit to ancestral country. Candice arrives at "the place where the rivers meet", the camp of the Eualeyai where in 1918 her grandmother Garibooli was abducted. As Garibooli takes up the story of Candice's Aboriginal family, the twentieth century falls away.Garibooli, renamed Elizabeth, is sent to work as a housemaid, but marriage soon offers escape from the terror of the master's night-time visits. Her displacement carries into the lives of her seven children - their stories witness to the impact of orphanage life and the consequences of having a dark skin in post-war Australia. Vividly rekindled, the lives of her family point the direction home for Candice.Home is a powerful and intelligent first novel from an author who understands both the capacity of language to suppress and the restorative potency of stories that bridge past and present.

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ISBN:
9780702234071
Author:
Behrendt
Publisher:
University of Queensland Pr (Australia)
Author:
Behrendt, Larissa
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Aboriginal Australians
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Black Australian Writing
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 x 0.76 in

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