- Published: Fremantle Press
- Date: 1993
- ISBN: 9781921361524
- Formats: Print, Ebook
Billy, a young school teacher, arrives in Karnama, a remote settlement in Australia’s far north, in search of his own history, his Aboriginality, and his future. Gradually the outsider is drawn in, and finds himself engaging deeply, irrevocably, not only with the moments of desolation and despair, but also with the great heart and spirit of the people. Finally the exile enters the true country.
Praise for the book:
‘This vital, often lyrical and always uncompromising novel marks an impressive debut’ Australian Book Review
‘… a superb novel, original in conception and wonderfully evocative’ The Australian