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That deadman dance : a novel, Kim Scott

Label
That deadman dance : a novel
Title
That deadman dance
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kim Scott
Title variation
That dead man dance
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As Australian settlers come into contact with the Noongar people of Western Australia, young Noongar man Bobby Wabalanginy befriends the new arrivals and helps them to establish their colony, until conflicts gradually begin to arise
Summary
Bobby Wabalanginy is a young Nyunga man, smart, resourceful, and eager to please. He befriends the European arrivals, joining them as they hunt whales, till the land, and establish their new colony. He is welcomed into a prosperous white family, and eventually finds himself falling in love with the daughter, Christine. But slowly -by design and by hazard-things begin to change. Not everyone is happy with how the colony is progressing. "Told through the eyes of black and white, young and old, this is a story about fledgling Western Australian community in the early 1800s known as the 'friendly frontier'. Poetic, warm-hearted and bold, it is a story which shows that first contact did not have to lead to war."--Back cover.
Award
  • Adelaide Festival Award for Fiction (South Australia), 2012.
  • Adelaide Festival Awards (South Australia), Premier's Award, 2012.
  • Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, 2011.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South East Asia and South Pacific: Best Book, 2011.
  • Miles Franklin Award, 2011.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Book of the Year, 2012.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 2012.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, 2011.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Victorian Prize for Literature, 2011.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Fiction category, 2010.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Premier's Prize, 2010.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
378224
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.S373
LC item number
T43 2011
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
That deadman dance : a novel, Kim Scott
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Publication
Control code
5550904
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
353 p.
Isbn
9781608197057
Lccn
2011014163
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn713567404
  • (OCoLC)713567404
Label
That deadman dance : a novel, Kim Scott
Link
Publication
Control code
5550904
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
353 p.
Isbn
9781608197057
Lccn
2011014163
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn713567404
  • (OCoLC)713567404

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