The Swan Book

The Swan Book

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Having grown up in a polluted dry Australian swamp where her adoptive mother fills her head with fantastical stories, Oblivia Ethelyne is whisked away by Warren Finch, Australia|s first Aboriginal president, who makes her his First Lady and confines her to a tower in a lawless southern city.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2016.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013.
ISBN: 9781501124785
Branch Call Number: FIC WRIGHT, ALEXIS
Characteristics: x, 307 pages ; 24 cm


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YPRLReadingLiteracy Feb 04, 2014

Wright masterfully interweaves personal memory and history (in this case, Oblivia) and national history to not only explore the political realities of the Northern Territory intervention and the displacement of Aboriginal Australia but so to the issues of refugees and the environment.
While the narrative is at once Modernist and Baroque, Wright peppers humour throughout her poetic and lyrical narrative.
Reading this book is a joy - poignant, vivid, and timely.


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