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The White Girl Kindle Edition
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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 read...an 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
- 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
- Best Sellers Rank: 15,043 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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If you know a little of the history of Indigenous Australians this story rings true. If you're not aware, this well written book will give you some insight. Highly recommended read.