True Country by Kim ScottTrue Country by Kim Scott

True Country

byKim Scott

Paperback | April 1, 2010

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Examining ideas of belonging and being an outsider, this story follows Billy, a young school teacher and drifter who arrives in Australia's remote far north in search of his past, his Aboriginal roots, and his future. Through masterful language and metaphor, as well as a sophisticated tone that is both subtle and spirited, the novel finds Billy in a region not only of abundance and beauty but also of conflict, dispossession, and dislocation. On the frontier between cultures, Billy must find where he belongs in what is ultimately a powerful portrayal of the discovery of self and a sensitive exploration of race and culture.
Kim Scott is the award-winning author of Benang: From the Heart, The Dredgersaurus, and Kayang and Me.
Title:True CountryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.9 inPublished:April 1, 2010Publisher:Fremantle PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1921361522

ISBN - 13:9781921361524


Editorial Reviews

"A timeless Australian novel . . . Rich in language, and ultimately uplifting, True Country explores issues of cultural heritage and identity that are [still] relevant today."  —West Australian, Perth