Paperback $24.99 - Giramondo Publishing Co
Fiction - Published: 1/Jan/2015 - ISBN: 9781922146830
The Swan Book is set in the future, Indigenous people are still living under the Intervention in the north in an environment fundamentally altered by climate change. It follows the life of a mute teenager called Oblivia, the victim of gang-rape by petrol-sniffing youths, from the displaced community where she lives in a hulk, in a swamp filled with rusting boats, and thousands of black swans driven from other parts of the country, to her marriage to Warren Finch, the first Aboriginal president of Australia, and her elevation to the position of First Lady, confined to a tower in a flooded and lawless southern city. The Swan Book offers an intimate awareness of the realities facing Aboriginal people - the wild energy and humour of the writing finds hope in the bleakest situations.
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