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Taboo by [Scott, Kim]
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Length: 304 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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From the two-times winner of the Miles Franklin Award

From Kim Scott, two-times winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, comes a work charged with ambition and poetry, in equal parts brutal, mysterious and idealistic, about a young woman cast into a drama that has been playing for over two hundred years ...

Taboo takes place in the present day, in the rural South-West of Western Australia, and tells the story of a group of Noongar people who revisit, for the first time in many decades, a taboo place: the site of a massacre that followed the assassination, by these Noongar's descendants, of a white man who had stolen a black woman. They come at the invitation of Dan Horton, the elderly owner of the farm on which the massacres unfolded. He hopes that by hosting the group he will satisfy his wife's dying wishes and cleanse some moral stain from the ground on which he and his family have lived for generations.

But the sins of the past will not be so easily expunged.

We walk with the ragtag group through this taboo country and note in them glimmers of re-connection with language, lore, country. We learn alongside them how countless generations of Noongar may have lived in ideal rapport with the land. This is a novel of survival and renewal, as much as destruction; and, ultimately, of hope as much as despair.

PRAISE FOR TABOO

"If Benang was the great novel of the assimilation system, and That Deadman Dance redefined the frontier novel in Australian writing, Taboo makes a strong case to be the novel that will help clarify - in the way that only literature can - what reconciliation might mean" Australian Book Review

"Scott's book is stunning - haunted and powerful ... Verdict: Must Read" Herald Sun

"Remarkable" Stephen Romei, Weekend Australian

"Stunning prose" Saturday Paper

"This is a complex, thoughtful, and exceptionally generous offering by a master storyteller at the top of his game" The Guardian


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2195 KB
  • Print Length: 235 pages
  • Publisher: Picador Australia (25 July 2017)
  • Sold by: Macmillan (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0716ZFS45
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,990 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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