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The White Girl by [Tony Birch]
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[The White Girl] explores the legacy and ongoing fallout of the Stolen Generation, and also touches on matters that are still pertinent and ongoing: the vulnerability of Indigenous women to sexual predation specifically, but on a larger scale, generational violence and toxic masculinity.--The Big Issue (Australia)

The White Girl is a black and white story about Australian colonialism's malevolent legacies, and the courage, strength, and dignity of Indigenous resistance. It's a story about strong women, with whom Birch's life has been blessed. It is also a profound allegory of good and evil, and a deep exploration of human interaction, black and white, alternately beautiful and tender, cruel and unsettling.--The Guardian

The White Girl is a tense and gripping important window into a shameful period of Australia's very recent history, and a wonderful celebration of strong Indigenous women. It's a book that I hugged to my chest after reading the final page.--Claire Nichols, The Book Show

The White Girl is approachable and fiercely readable, its linguistic and cultural power cloaked in deceptively simple language.--Sydney Review of Books

The White Girl is not given to sentimentality; instead it is a celebration of Aboriginal resilience and kinship in response to trauma.--Arts Review

[Tony Birch brings] a lifetime of knowledge about Australian history, social policy, and cultural identity to this book, a deceptively simple story about family love that is rich in humanity and purpose, and hope. The White Girl is worth your time and will reward you over and over again.--Australian Book Review

Birch is a writer with a profound gift for language and human insight. He writers with razor's edge emotional clarity and empathy about people and place--especially on those Australian margins, rural and urban. The White Girl showcases his gift.--The Guardian

Birch's stories have always exuded a warm, lived-in feel, even in their bleakest moments, and in The White Girl his style reaches an apotheosis: there is a profound and rare clarity in the prose, and the pacing is excellent.--The Saturday Paper

The way Birch describes the day-to-day existence of his characters, so sweetly rendered, gives them a universal quality. The story is a truth even while the specifics of this novel are fiction, and this tale is a revelation of small details.--Sydney Morning Herald

Tony Birch is a local treasure.--Jacinta Parsons

Tony Birch is one of those writers who has mastered the art of storytelling... His latest novel The White Girl is no different--in fact the characters he creates and the plotlines he weaves are almost hyperreal--you know people like Odette Brown and her grandbaby Sissy.--Daniel Browning --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Tony Birch is the author of three novels- the bestselling The White Girl; Ghost River, which won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; and Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. He is also the author of Shadowboxing and three short story collections, Father's Day, The Promise and Common People. In 2017 he was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award. Tony is a frequent contributor to ABC local and national radio, a regular guest at writers' festivals, and a climate justice campaigner. He lives in Melbourne. --This text refers to the mass_market edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07S7698SK
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ University of Queensland Press (4 June 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2366 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
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4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling story of Aboriginal people
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful insights into Aboriginal treatment by whites
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