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Boat People

Boat People

Author: Maurice Whelan
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'In this refreshing novel, Maurice Whelan addresses with bravery and skill the eternal reality of Australia, that we are a nation of refugees.' - Tom Keneally. 'This compelling novel is woven from archetypal stories which make up the tapestry of white settlement in Australia. Economic refugees from Ireland during the potato famine; political refugees fleeing persecution in the middle east. Their stories are powerfully similar, but also different in significant ways. The latest to arrive seem destined to try hardest, but to be singled out for hard treatment.' - Julian Burnside. 'Everyone from 18 to 80 should read this book.' - Clare Calvet (ABC Radio). 'This book raised the hair on the back of my neck, which is one definition of a really good novel. Written with great energy and urgency, which are rare and precious qualities.' - Bob White, Professor of English, UWA

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General Fields

  • : 9781740274746
  • : Ginninderra Press
  • : Ginninderra Press
  • : January 2008
  • : 21.00 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Maurice Whelan
  • : en
  • : 242