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The Drover's Wife

The Drover's Wife (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Purcell, Leah

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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 Wif...e, 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.
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ISBN 9780143791478
Published AU 3 Dec 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143791478
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Hamish Hamilton
Published 3 Dec 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Purcell, Leah
Category Film & Television Screenplays
Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 440g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Drama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
ONIX Text General/trade

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