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The drover's wife : the legend of Molly Johnson / Leah Purcell.

The drover's wife : the legend of Molly Johnson / Leah Purcell.
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ISBN 9780143791478 (paperback)
Author Purcell, Leah, 1970- author.
Title The drover's wife : the legend of Molly Johnson / Leah Purcell.
Publisher/Date [Melbourne, Victoria] : Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019.
©2019
Pagination etc. 280 pages ; 24 cm
Summary Note Leah Purcell's play caused a sensation on performance and won the NSW Premier's Prize Book of the Year and now she is expanding that play and a film script to write a novel that while still 'Tarantino meets Deadwood' is also so much more. In the titular character The Drover's Wife, Purcell has created a figure who is as resonant and significant as Ned Kelly. Lawson's original short story is reimagined vividly to portray the drover's heroic wife as a righteous avenger - on behalf of herself, her children and her race - in a savage male world. Challenging responses to family violence and black white relations. A taut thriller of our pioneering past, The Drover's Wife is full of fury, power, family love and intimate friendships. And has a black sting to the tail, reaching from our nation's settled infancy into our complicated present.
Subject Pioneers and pioneer life -- Australia -- Fiction
Aboriginal Australians -- Fiction
Australian fiction
Frontier and pioneer life -- Australia -- Fiction
Women pioneers -- Australia -- Fiction
Australia -- History -- Fiction
Historical fiction.
Added Author Lawson, Henry, 1867-1922 Drover's wife.
Shelf Location F PURC
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