That Deadman Dance (Unabridged) - Kim Scott

That Deadman Dance (Unabridged)

By Kim Scott

  • Release Date: 2012-01-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • © 2010 Bolinda Publishing

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That Deadman Dance (Unabridged) Kim Scott

Summary : That Deadman Dance (Unabridged)

Set in Western Australia in the first decades of the nineteenth century, That Deadman Dance is a vast, gorgeous novel about the first contact between the Aboriginal Noongar people and the new European settlers. In playful, musical prose, this audiobook explores the early contact between the Aboriginal Noongar people and the first European settlers, in the area what is now Albany, Western Australia. The novel's hero is a young Noongar man named Bobby Wabalanginy. Clever, resourceful and eager to please, Bobby befriends the new arrivals, joining them hunting whales, tilling the land, exploring the hinterland and establishing the fledgling colony. He is even welcomed into a prosperous local white family where he falls for the daughter, Christine, a beautiful young woman who sees no harm in a liaison with a native. But slowly – by design and by accident – things begin to change. Not everyone is happy with how the colony is developing. Stock mysteriously start to disappear, crops are destroyed, there are ‘accidents’ and injuries on both sides. As the Europeans impose ever stricter rules and regulations in order to keep the peace, Bobby's Elders decide they must respond in kind. A friend to everyone, Bobby is forced to take sides: he must choose between the old world and the new, his ancestors and his new friends. Inexorably, he is drawn into a series of events that will forever change not just the colony but the future of Australia ...

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